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2015-2020 Five-Year Strategic Plan


Elon University Mission Statement

Elon University embraces its founders’ vision of an academic community that transforms mind, body, and spirit and encourages freedom of thought and liberty of conscience. To fulfill this vision, Elon University acts upon these commitments:

  • We nurture a rich intellectual community characterized by active student engagement with a faculty dedicated to excellent teaching and scholarly accomplishment.
  • We provide a dynamic and challenging undergraduate curriculum grounded in the traditional liberal arts and sciences and complemented by distinctive professional and graduate programs.
  • We integrate learning across the disciplines and put knowledge into practice, thus preparing students to be global citizens and informed leaders motivated by concern for the common good.
  • We foster respect for human differences, passion for a life of learning, personal integrity, and an ethic of work and service.

Elon University Academic Message

An Elon student’s highest purpose is Academic Citizenship: giving first attention to learning and reflection, developing intellectually, connecting knowledge and experiences and upholding Elon’s honor code.

Elon University Honor Code

All students at Elon University pledge to abide by the Honor Code, which recognizes honesty, integrity, respect and responsibility as critical elements in upholding the values of the academic community.

Elon Commitment Strategic Plan Themes

The university’s ten-year plan, adopted by the university Board of Trustees December, 2009)

  • An unprecedented university commitment to diversity and global engagement
  • Supporting a world-class faculty and staff
  • Attaining the highest levels of achievement across our academic programs
  • Launching strategic and innovative pathways in undergraduate and graduate education
  • Stewarding Elon’s commitment to remain a best-value university
  • Developing innovative alumni programs to advance and support the Elon graduate
  • Establishing a national tournament tradition of athletics success along with the highest academic standards for Phoenix athletics
  • Significantly enhancing Elon’s campus with premier new academic and residential facilities and a commitment to protecting our environment

Strategic Plan Table of Contents

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