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Options for students to get involved

Elon students are encouraged to explore opportunities outside of the classroom to supplement their learning and development inside the classroom.  

Student Involvement provides over 60 student-centered programs a semester, including concerts, comedians, trips to sporting and cultural events, college coffees and tailgates. In addition, Student Involvement serves as the starting point for new organizations and guides new student leaders through the development process. On Sept. 9, 2016, the Fall Organization Fair will be held on Young Commons from 4pm-6pm. All students are welcome to attend to learn more about each club and organization. For a list of active student organizations, please visit Phoenix CONNECT.

Another opportunity for involvement is the Alternative Breaks Program which offers immersive service experiences during every University break (Fall Break, Thanksgiving break, “Fake Break” and Spring Break). These programs allow students to be introduced to new communities and engage in service alongside their peers and local community members. Alternative Breaks are transformative experiences that combine academics and co-curricular experiences and can be used to fulfill an Experiential Learning Requirement (ELR). Applications will open in September.

Regardless of major, students who have experience on string, wind and percussion instruments, as well as vocalists in the choirs are invited to check out the various music performance opportunities and organizations. These low-commitment experiences provide avenues to network with students who will become important as your student advances throughout his or her collegiate career.

There are many options for students to get involved at Elon. If they are looking for an opportunity beyond these suggestions, encourage your student to reach out to the Office of Student Involvement, professors, staff and peers.

Compiled by the Office of Parent Engagement

Kara Nunnally,
7/20/2016 9:05 AM