The Elon University Forest supports a variety of missions:
- It represents values that Elon holds sacred including community, stewardship and global awareness.
- It creates an invaluable teaching resource that may be used by the entire university.
- It safeguards representative upland and lowland Piedmont forest ecosystems containing thousands of species.
- It advances Elon toward becoming a national leader in environmental stewardship.
- It preserves the largest remaining intact forest within walking distance of campus and the last within the Town of Elon.
- It creates a valuable spiritual and psychological resource.
- It creates a wealth of research opportunities for Elon students and faculty.
- It creates philanthropic opportunities.