Students and families in need of advice or support around issues related to food and financial insecurity are encouraged to contact our office. Below, we have summarized some of the most common resources available to students at Elon:
Elon Resources Related to Financial and Housing Insecurity:
- Elon Chaplain’s Fund (Truitt Center) | (336) 278-7729
- Students experiencing food insecurity may contact Chaplain Jan Fuller firstname.lastname@example.org or Jan Register email@example.com for assistance from the Chaplains Fund. This is a confidential discretionary resource.
- School of Education Scholarship and Emergency Gift Funds | 336.278.5900
- Students (both undergrad and grad) can apply for emergency-related funds to overcome barriers to their continuation in the program. In addition, funds are available for students seeking assistance to support undergraduate research and P-12 project funding.
- Financial Aid and Scholarships: (336) 278-3566
- Students seeking tuition assistance should consult with staff from Financial Aid. Scholarships and other Federal Financial Aid are available. Funds are limited based on the date of application.
- On-Campus Jobs and Federal Work Study (Student Professional Development Center | (336) 278-6538
- Student employees work in almost every department of the University. Student Employment offers undergraduate degree-seeking students an opportunity to gain valuable work experience. The Elon Job Network (EJN) is an online database where departments post on-campus and federal work-study jobs. Use your Elon username and password to search for openings.
- Student Care and Outreach: (336) 278-7200
- Our staff is available to support students by providing access to these and other resources across campus. We are happy to meet individually with students to address a range of hurdles they may be facing, whether financial, social, academic or otherwise.
- Salvation Army of Burlington | 812 N Anthony St, Burlington, NC 27217 | (336) 227-5529
- Providing food pantry staples
- Allied Churches of Alamance County | (336)229-0881
- Providing food service, shelter, and coordinated assessment for emergency housing
Learn More and Get Involved:
Elon provides a range of opportunities to learn more and get involved in supporting those in need. Below are just a few of these opportunities:
- Kernodle Center’s Special Issue Guide for Food Security: Includes opportunities for involvement, a sampling of Elon courses focused on food security, and reflection questions.
- Kernodle Center’s Special Issue Guide for Housing Affordability: Includes opportunities for involvement, a sampling of Elon courses focused on housing affordability, and reflection questions.
- Elon Dining Meal Donation Program: Donate food swipes for area pantries.