At Elon, we recognize that the experience and needs of Graduate Students may be different than those for our undergraduates. Below, we have summarized a number of graduate-specific resources and supports.
Not sure where to start? Give us a call – 336-278-7200 or share your concern online.
Academic and Curricular Support:
- Center for Writing Excellence: Located in Belk Library, Elon University’s Writing Center provides direct support to individuals or groups. Members of the Elon community—students, staff, faculty, and community members—are encouraged to visit the Writing Center with all of their writing projects, including academic writing, professional writing, personal writing, and extracurricular writing. The Writing Center strives to be a welcoming and nonjudgmental place where all writers, regardless of experience or expertise, can work with a peer to improve their writing.
- Learning Assistance:Learning Strategies Tutors help students build skills that are applicable to any course. More specifically, these tutors can help you put together a preparation plan for an upcoming exam/assignment, set academic goals and chart a path to achieving them, locate ineffective study strategies and replace them with effective strategies, adopt better note-taking strategies, and improve time management.
- Law School Resources: The mission of the Office of Academic Success (“OAS”) is to advance our commitment by providing the resources needed to succeed in law school, pass the bar examination, and develop habits that will carry over into a professional setting.
- Physician Assistant Resources: Includes handbooks with resources and support.
- Belk Library Health Sciences Guides: Includes health information and news, Physician Assistant studies, Physical Therapy Research guides, and other resources.
Accessibility and Accommodations:
- Disability Resources: Disabilities Resources is here to support a diverse population of graduate students with disabilities, providing them with appropriate and equal access to the University’s curricula, buildings, programs, and other services.
- Map of Universal Bathrooms: Elon has 120+ Universal Restrooms (formerly known as Gender-Neutral Restrooms) campus wide. Our Universal Restrooms are often single-stall and lockable, and many also have baby changing tables to assist parents with small children who may be visiting for Homecoming, Commencement, and Move-In. See a list of all Universal Restroom locations on our Universal Restrooms resource page.
Connections and Involvement:
- Elon Physician Assistant Student Society: The Elon Physician Assistant Student Society (EPASS) is the official Student Organization of Elon’s Physician Assistant Program.
- Higher Education Student Association: HESA is an organization designed to foster the growth, development, and support of students within the MHE program.
- Elon Runs: Established through the Doctor of Physical Therapy program but open to ALL, the mission of the ElonRUNS club is to serve a diverse community of runners of all ages and abilities. Through training, group running experiences and participation in running events, we encourage and support our community members to reach their running goals.
- Burlington Meetup Groups: Meetup is a social connection website that allows user to form clubs and organizations within the local community. Here you can search for specialized interests.
Diversity and Inclusion Support:
- Center for Race, Ethnicity and Diversity Education (CREDE): The CREDE advances the conversation on student diversity education campus-wide and develops intercultural competence while providing race and ethnicity related advocacy, services, and programs to faculty, staff and students, particularly those from underrepresented and historically marginalized communities.
- Gender and LGBTQIA Center (GLC): The Gender & LGBTQIA Center partners across campus and community to support, advocate, and educate around gender and LGBTQIA identities to create an inclusive campus community of equity, justice, and academic excellence for students, employees, and alumni.
- El Centro: El Centro provides an environment to engage in celebration, collaboration, dialogue and research to propel advocacy, appreciation and academic achievement within the Latinx/Hispanic community. It also serves as an educational and cultural base for all students, faculty, and staff members through engagement, cultural awareness and community service with the Latinx/Hispanic community.
- DACA Students: Resources for graduate students without citizenship or visa documentation.
- Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life: The Truitt Center has a vibrant set of religious, spiritual, and philosophical communities, including support for more traditional religious identities (Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, and Hindu), yoga and meditation, interfaith community, and a group for secular students and atheists.
- Bias Reporting: Elon University denounces bias-related conduct as a violation of University Honor Code. Bias-related incidents, including slurs based on racial or ethnic identity, faith tradition, gender expression/identity, sexual orientation, ability and others create, a hostile educational, living and working environment and such acts are not tolerated in our academic community. Students can share experiences of bias and gather resources by working with a staff member from the Office of Inclusive Excellence Education & Development.
- Emergency Funding and Food and Housing Insecurity: Elon is committed to assisting graduate students who may be struggling to maintain essential needs while enrolled at the University. If you or a fellow graduate student are having trouble paying for essential needs, please share your concern. We can assist in connecting you with a range of resources.
- Scholarships and Financial Aid: Elon’s admissions site collects resources for students seeking federal loans and and scholarships
- Doctor of Physical Therapy Loan Repayment Program: The ANMC Offers is loan repayment for physical therapists/PAs of up to $20,000 per year plus salary.
- Health Resource & Services Administration: Opportunities for health-related scholarships and loan repayment programs.
- Off Campus Housing: Our Residence Life department provides a helpful list of nearby off campus apartments. Those living further from campus can access apartments using several online sites, including Apartments.com.
- Legal Resources for Landlord/Tenant Issues: Legal Aid of NC provides a site with several resources for tenants seeking legal advice on rental concerns.
Mental Health and Wellness:
- Law School Resources: The Elon Law School has collected a number of wellness related resources for it’s students.
- Counselor-On-Call: For urgent mental health needs, crisis assistance is available 24/7 by calling the Counselor-on-Call at 336-278-2222.
- Counseling Services: Counseling Services offers group and individual therapy, psychiatric services, consultations, and referral resources to support the emotional, social and academic needs of Elon’s graduate students.
- WellTrack Elon: WellTrack is a free, interactive self-help tool that helps students better understand and maintain mental wellness. WellTrack lets you track your moods, feelings and thoughts while providing coping mechanisms to mitigate intense stress levels. To register for an account, download the WellTrack app. Elon students can register using their Elon email.
- Off-Campus Counseling Referral Options: Counseling Services provides an online referral database to customize a search for off-campus mental health providers according to individual needs and preferences. These include options for the treatment of eating disorders and substance use disorders.
- Mindfulness Resources at Elon: The Mindful Elon project is an interdisciplinary collaboration of multiple departments, programs, and student groups that offer activities and opportunities to promote more Mindful well-being within the Elon community for students, faculty, and staff.
- Substance Use and Recovery: Elon provides resources for Collegiate Recovery in order to support a campus culture that reinforces a student’s decision to engage in a substance-free experience. Included is a list of community self-help groups and meetings.
- Employee Relations – Elon’s Human Resources office provides conflict management services for graduate students who are employed as staff for the university (as graduate assistants, research assistants, etc.).
- Conflict Mediation: The Office of Student Conduct offers a selection of services that may be useful for some conflicts between students. Their goal is to either provide you with tools to handle these challenging conversations on your own or help facilitate communication that will work towards identifying ways to resolve your conflict.