Residential Learning Communities consist of groups of students residing in the same residential area, interacting academically and socially with each other and with faculty, and sharing the same passion, interest, or academic focus. The residential learning communities at Elon are consistently ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Residential learning communities provide students the opportunity to interact with one another and with staff and faculty mentors while attending events, speakers, and programs on or off campus. The students work together and with the guidance of a faculty, staff, or peer advisor to shape their out of class learning experiences and take responsibility for their shared community.

Elon’s residential learning communities include living-learning communities (LLCs) advised by a faculty or staff member and student-directed learning communities (SDLCs) led by student coordinators. The students who participate in Elon’s residential learning communities get to be involved in a wide variety of creative, innovative, academic, and community focused activities. Students describe their residential learning experience as an integral part of their Elon University experience. Students not only find a sense of community through their residential learning community, they find a true sense of home.

Elon’s Living-Learning Communities

  • 1889 House (formerly Student Alumni House) – Station at Mill Point, Advisor: Adrian Carpenter
  • ASHES (Alcohol and Substance-free Housing for Elon Students) – Colonnades B, 1st Floor, Advisor: Terry Tomasek
  • Business – Colonnades Building D, 2nd Floor Advisor: Stacy Outlaw and Ifeoma Udeh
  • Catholic – Holland House, Catholic Newman Center, Advisor: Father Peter Tremblay
  • Communications – Sloan Hall 1st Floor, Advisor: William Moner and Harold Vincent
  • Creative Arts – Global Village Building E, 2nd Floor, Advisors: Cora Palfy
  • Education – Oaks Neighborhood, apartments clustered together in one building, Advisor: Julie Justice
  • Elon College Fellows – Academic Village, Advisor: David Vandermast and Kirby Wahl
  • ELONCH – Entrepreneurship – Colonnades A 3rd Floor, Advisors: Michael Spencer and Alyssa Martina
  • Examining Disparities in Access to Education – Colonnades D 1st floor, Advisor: Esther Freeman
  • Gender and Sexuality – Colonnades A 2nd Floor, Advisor: Kevin Bourque and Becca Bishopric
  • Honors Floor – The Colonnades C, 2nd Floor, Advisor: Stephen Braye
  • Honors Pavilion – Academic Village, Advisor: Xiaolin Duan
  • Innovation House – Open to 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students, Trollinger House, Advisors: Michael Spencer and Alyssa Martina
  • Interfaith House: Mindfully Plural – Open to 3rd and 4th years, Advisors: Carrie Seigler and Joel Harter
  • International – Global Building D, 2nd Floor, Advisors: Glenn Scott
  • Leaders in a Global World – Global Building A, 3rd Floor, Advisors: Dana Carnes and Mark Dalhouse
  • LICHENS: Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Studies – Colonnades E 3rd floor, Advisors: Jen Uno, Amanda Chunco, and Jen Dabrowski
  • Performing Arts – Global B, 2nd Floor, Advisor: Brian Kremer
  • Polyglot Floor (World Languages) – All languages are welcome! Global Building D, 4th Floor, Advisors: Olivia Choplin & Ricardo Mendoza
  • Service Learning Community – Virginia 1st Floor, Advisor: Kyle Anderson
  • STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – Colonnades E, 1st and 2nd Floor Advisor: Kristen Mazur
  • Sustainable Living – The Colonnades Building C, 1st Floor, Advisors: Jen Hammel and Randy Piland

Student-Directed Learning Communities

  • Hall for Change – a Community Committed to Social Justice – Open to 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students, Colonnades building A, 2nd floor.
  • Outdoor Leadership – open to 3rd and 4th year students, Oaks Neighborhood.
  • Best Life: Health & Wellness – open to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students, location TBD.

Learn more about how to apply for a student-directed learning community (SDLC) and how to propose a new SDLC.