We know that student wellness and student success are closely connected and that health is about the whole you, encompassing mental, physical, spiritual and social well-being. Elon provides holistic student health and wellness resources, education and outreach, as well as crisis response. Our goal is to provide you with support and opportunities to help you develop the autonomy, personal responsibility and resiliency to excel.
Educational & Awareness Programs
Elon requires all incoming students to complete three online education programs. These courses provide a foundation to consider life choices and how to support a safe and healthy community. The programs also include important information on key university policies, resources, and support services. Students will receive an email with directions by mid-July and programs must be completed by August 15.
This online course helps students explore the role of alcohol in the collegiate experience in order to better understand the importance of making responsible choices. The course also teaches students how to avoid serious consequences, how to handle alcohol-related emergencies, and how to help others who struggle with alcohol misuse.
This online program encourages students to reflect upon engaging across difference. The program includes information about univiersity policies and practices with respect to diversity and inclusion efforts and offers information about support resources and opportunities for developing cultural competency.
Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates
This online program addresses gender-based violence, including sexual assault, sexual harassment and stalking. It also teaches students about consent, the characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships, and offers strategies students can use to prevent harmful behavior.
Campus Rec provides a breadth of quality fitness and recreational experiences designed to impact your well-being. There are three facilities across campus as well as outdoor fields. Koury Center, our primary facility, includes the Stewart Fitness Center, Jordan Gym, racquetball/squash courts, group exercise studios, and Beck Pool. Recreational opportunities such as racquetball, table tennis, wallyball, and pick-up basketball are also available. We have nationally certified personal trainers on staff to help you reach your wellness goals. The group exercise program offers a variety of classes each semester. In addition, Experiential Learning and Outdoor Adventures invites outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels to participate in adventure-based learning opportunities, including trips to our local rivers, trails or climbing areas.
Elon University Student Health Services, provided in partnership with Cone Health-Alamance Regional, is your medical home at Elon University. Our dedicated, caring staff provide a variety of health services to support student health and wellness. We provide comprehensive evaluation, treatment, and referrals for health maintenance, acute illness or injury, and chronic conditions.
Health Records and Continuity of Care
Elon University follows the North Carolina Immunization Branch and the American College Health Association’s guidelines regarding immunizations for college students. Health and Immunization Records are due July 1. Find forms, requirement and directions on our website.
Elon University requires all students who are U.S. citizens to be in compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Students must submit documentation of ACA compliance by providing one of the following: providing documentation of current insurance that meets ACA requirements or documentation of having paid any penalties for non-insurance enrollment. Elon does not offer health insurance for students who are U.S. citizens. International students should contact the Isabella Cannon Center for Global Education for information regarding health insurance.
Counseling Services uses a brief therapy model to provide psychological support and crisis intervention to address the emotional, social and academic needs of Elon students. Counseling Services offers sessions by appointment, except in situations involving acute mental health crises. Our counseling staff are also available to assist with referrals to local providers.
Students in need of a psychiatric evaluation and/or medication management may meet with a clinician to discuss referral options. As a convenience to students, Counseling Services has coordinated with two local psychiatrists to provide independent services in the Ellington Health and Wellness Center. Note: these psychiatric services are not provided by Counseling Services staff, therefore, there are costs associate with these services.
Student Care and Outreach
Student Care and Outreach serves students facing crises, life traumas and other barriers that impede success by coordinating prevention, intervention and support across campus and community systems. Staff are available to provide guidance regarding medical withdraws, extended class absences, holistic wellness plans, and linking with integrated well-being resources. An online report can be submitted if you are concerned for a student’s health, well-being or behavior. To schedule a meeting or phone conversation with any of the Student Care and Outreach staff, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at (336) 278-7291.
Campus Safety & Police
Elon University’s Campus Safety and Police Department exists to support the mission of the university. They are here to carry out the mission by being a service-oriented agency that is committed to creating partnerships with the community. The department strives to maintain a safe campus environment to work, live and learn. They are also the best source of information in the event of an emergency.
E-Alert: Elon’s Notification System
Elon has adopted a notification system that enables the university to send urgent news to your cell phone. Once you sign up for the service, Elon can text your cell phone and email you timely information about emergencies, class cancellations, and important weather information.
To receive these emergency messages, you must register and select the Emergency Notifications Groups. Your personal information will not be released and will be used solely for selected notifications. The service is available to all current students, faculty and staff of the university.