Open your mind. The engaged learning environment we have designed at Elon begins with this simple instruction. What follows is a guided journey in learning that asks the fundamental questions: Why are you here? What do you hope to become? How will you get there?

At the end of this journey, you will have answered these questions and along the way you will have been challenged to read, write and think analytically; to consider your responsibilities as a citizen of the world; work to address complex problems without one right answer; and develop your ethical and moral sensibility.

Your learning is supported through a well-developed core curriculum that is fully integrated with your majors and minors and the Elon Experiences that allow you to make connections as a broadly educated person.

Core Curriculum

The Elon Core Curriculum complements your major and your community experiences, providing the liberal arts and sciences so important to Elon’s mission and so vital for globally engaged citizenship in a democratic society. It is an opportunity to explore ideas and expand your worldview. In the process, you will gain the lifelong benefits of complexity of thought, personal fulfillment, economic opportunity and global awareness.

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Discovering your Interests

As an institution founded in the liberal arts and sciences, Elon provides ways to connect your passions with majors, minors and co-curricular experiences. In exploring the many perspectives that comprise a liberal education, you will find your sense of purpose, dive deeper, and apply your knowledge innovatively. Who says your interest in sports, your passion for animals, or your curiosity for Greek mythology can’t contribute to your intellectual experiences?

More than anything else, being an educated person means being able to see connections so as to be able to make sense of the world and act within it in creative ways.

William Cronon, Only Connect: The Goals of a Liberal Arts Education

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Common Reading

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You 

Your first academic assignment is the Common Reading, Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi. Be sure to purchase and read it before you arrive on campus. The Common Reading launches shared intellectual conversations related to the book’s themes that will develop across the year.

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Koenigsberger Learning Center

The Koenigsberger Learning Center (KLC), within the Carol Grotnes Belk Library, houses three student support programs: academic advising, learning assistance, and disabilities resources.

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