The Leaders in a Global World Living Learning Community (LGW), affiliated with the Center for Leadership is located in the East Neighborhood. The East Neighborhood serves as a residential hub for Civic Engagement and Social Innovation housing over 300 students. Students living in East will gain a greater awareness of social and political issues and engage in programming with faculty and staff to learn skills to be active global citizens and change agents within society. Elon is recognized for its robust curricular and co-curricular experiences that provide students with opportunities to participate in civil discourse, debate, community service and leadership development in order to address the most pressing issues faced by today’s society.

The Leadership in a Global World community offers a unique living and learning environment for Elon University students interested in exploring leadership. LGW residents will begin to examine leadership by exploring themselves within and learning more about the kind of leader they wish to become. Leaders in a Global World creates, cultivates and sustains an atmosphere for leadership exploration in tandem with living in a civically-engaged environment. The LGW community is focused on facilitating interactions between residents with diverse life experiences, backgrounds and worldviews along with fostering the awareness of and appreciation of differences. As a member of the LGW community, you will engage in an exploration of your personal leadership.

Leaders in a Global World Living Learning Community Goals

Leaders in a Global World Living Learning Community residents will:

  • Create a community supported by the common interest of leadership.
  • Engage in leadership development through a collaborative, community environment.
  • Participate in Center for Leadership programs and LGW events with their peers.
  • Connect the learning they experience in the LLC to the learning they experience in the classroom.
  • Apply their leadership education and development to real life problems and situations.
  • Develop mentoring relationships with staff, faculty, and students associated with the Center for Leadership and the East Neighborhood.
  • Refine their understanding of leadership through self-exploration of their identities and values


Explore the LGW Syllabus 19-20.

LGW Events

Leaders in a Global World residents participate in a number of events, including an LGW retreat, the Intersect Conference, and Leadershops. A full calendar of LGW, East, and Center for Leadership events can be found here.


East Residential Neighborhood, is one of the many new residential communities on campus. Amenities include double rooms, study areas and access to a hall kitchen and common space.

How to Apply

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