An Overview of Project Pericles

An initiative sponsored by the Eugene Lang Foundation in 2001, Project Pericles challenged ten colleges and universities to provide a learning experience that will “instill in students an abiding and active sense of social responsibility and civic concern.” Elon University accepted the challenge, which fit with the university’s stated mission to prepare students to be global citizens and informed leaders and to foster an ethic of work and service. Currently there are 30 colleges and universities nationwide that have embraced the challenge by becoming a Periclean Institution.