Our Mission

The Division of Student Life provides premier, student-centered services, programs, and experiences that assist students to:

  • integrate their in-and-out-of-class learning,
  • develop holistically, and
  • be engaged and honorable members of their communities.

A letter from the Vice President

Elon University serves as a national model for engaged learning – a university environment that embraces the learning that takes place inside and outside the classroom, on and off campus.  The Division of Student Life is committed to student learning and engagement through the delivery of services, programs, and experiences that enhance student learning.  Student Life staff are educators and mentors who work in close partnership with faculty and other staff of the university to provide a seamless learning experience that fulfills our founders’ vision of an “academic community that transforms mind, body and spirit.”

Students are at the center of our work, actively involved in Student Life programs and experiences and often being the ones to initiate, plan, and implement them.  As a division, we value our longstanding and valued partnership with academic affairs, one that makes us distinctive among our colleagues nationally. The programs and experiences of the division are designed to purposefully help students integrate their curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular experiences as they identify meaning and purpose in their lives.  Student Life staff members are committed to fostering a positive campus climate and community, and providing the essential support for students, faculty, and staff to learn, develop, and thrive.

I encourage you to visit the websites for the 15 departments in Student Life to find out more about how we engage students, partner with academic affairs, and foster a positive campus climate and community.  We welcome your feedback and I hope you will please contact me or any other member of the Division of Student Life if we can be of assistance.

Sincerely,

Jon Dooley, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Life and Associate Professor