The Periclean Scholars program is open to all first-year undergraduate students at Elon University and is the centerpiece of Project Pericles, which is committed to raising the level of civic engagement and social responsibility of the entire university community. Students inducted into the Periclean Scholars program take a series of academic courses (18 sh total) culminating in a Class project of global social change. The project is designed and carried out by the cohort of students from each year’s Class under the direction of their faculty Mentor.

The program echoes the mission statement of Elon University and strives to “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.” As Periclean Scholars, students challenge themselves through goal setting, both individually and for the cohort to explore pathways for change.

Find out how to become a Periclean Scholar.