Second-Year Community Development PathwaySophomore Community Development Model

The Second-Year Community Development Pathway focuses on themes that address the developmental needs of second-year students:

  • Acting with Purpose focuses on aiding second-year students to think intentionally about their engagement at Elon. During this time, students are focused on determining their majors and potential career trajectories while at the same time trying to align potential elevated involvement opportunities with their values and goals.
  • Relationship Building focuses on second-year students deepening their relationships with others; exploring new relationships; and seeking out mentorship opportunities with peers, faculty, and staff.
  • Community Responsibility focuses on second-year students thinking about the role they play in shaping the Elon community as upper-class students. During this time, a resident may be exploring their identities, intersections, and the roles they play in the various communities with which they engage. Upper-class students set the tone for social norms and habits in a university context.
  • Wellness focuses on second-year students deepening their exploration of the dimensions of wellness as a tool for holistic development. The six dimensions are community, emotional, purpose, physical, financial, and social well-being. Within the residential context our staff will aid in the promotion of well-being and wellness resources.