Elon University’s holistic approach to education, growth and development is a hallmark of our community and extends to our employees. In addition to our competitive package of employee benefits, Elon faculty and staff enjoy an array of additional advantages offered through academic, administrative and external units. Spouses, domestic partners and dependents can participate in many of the same advantages.

Aromatherapy/Relaxation Room

The aromatherapy program is designed to provide a serene, soothing and relaxing room to give employees a stress-free break. This space is located next to the Faculty/Staff Wellness Department in the RN Ellington Health Center and includes a comfortable massage chair, soothing sounds and diffused aromatherapy in a private space for you to unwind and de-stress.

Athletics Events

The Phoenix athletics program includes 17 intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports in NCAA Division I (FCS football). Admission is free to most athletics events with your Phoenix Card.


Barnes & Noble at Elon University offers an employee discount of 20% on clothing, gifts, and trade books.

Campus Recreation & Wellness

Campus Recreation & Wellness (RecWell) provides a variety of recreational and educational facilities, programs, and services across five program areas: Facilities, Student Wellness Programs, Fitness Programs, Sport Programs, and Experiential Learning & Outdoor Adventures. A wide variety of group exercise classes that are free to faculty and staff are offered. And staff of certified personal trainers can work with you individually (or with a partner) to meet your fitness and wellness goals.

College Coffee

The Elon community meets each Tuesday morning during the academic year for College Coffee, a treasured tradition that provides a time to chat with your colleagues, make new connections, learn about resources and opportunities, and of course, enjoy a cup of coffee.

Cultural Events

Elon presents a broad offering of academic and special programs every semester. Events include musical and theatrical performances, guest and faculty lectures, religious and ethnic observances, recitals, art exhibitions, special entertainment and other events. Admission is free to most events with your Phoenix Card.

Dell Discount Opportunities

Dell offers discount opportunities to all Faculty, Staff, Students, and Alumni. These opportunities enable you to save up to 10%, 20%, 30% or more on select Purchase Program configured computers, electronics, and/or accessories.

Dining Services

Elon dining services offers exclusive Faculty & Staff meal plans at deeply discounted rates.

Discount Opportunities

Elon employees receive discounts on travel, education, entertainment, grocery and retail, and wireless phone services. Many local restaurants, theme parks, hotels, and other vendors provide discounts to Elon University employees.

Employee Assistance Program

Elon Work-Life Resources is an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) program that provides university employees (and their families) access to confidential, caring support to address a variety of personal or professional issues. This resource is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at no charge.

Exercise Classes

Faculty/Staff Health & Wellness offer a variety of exercise and movement classes exclusively for faculty and staff. These classes are free and are usually offered before/after work or during lunch hours.

Faculty Ombudsperson

Our faculty ombudsperson is a safe, neutral, and confidential resource for the Elon community in exploring options to resolve problems, complaints, or conflicts.

Federal Credit Unions

Truliant and Proponent credit unions offer a full range of financial services.


Elon University uses the Act-Belong-Commit (ABC) framework to further our commitment to positive physical and mental health. The ABC model urges people to be active, search for a sense of belonging and commit to a cause to promote happiness and good mental health.

Health and Wellness

The Elon Faculty/Staff Health & Wellness Clinic offers assessments, education and interventions to help enhance your work/life balance. In addition to health and wellness related programming and services, this clinic is staffed by health care professionals who offer a wide range of acute care services to Elon employees and eligible family members.

Home and Auto Insurance

As an Elon University employee, you have access to auto and home insurance from Farmers GroupSelect. This program provides you with special savings and a full suite of products.

Jury Duty

Full pay for jury or subpoenaed witness duty.

Lactation Spaces on Campus

The University encourages faculty, staff and supervisors to have a positive, accepting attitude toward working women and breastfeeding. Elon promotes and supports breastfeeding and the expression of breast milk by faculty and staff who are providing breast milk to their infants when they return to work.

Leadership and Professional Development

The Office of Leadership and Professional Development (OLPD) offers an array of programming opportunities open to all university employees. This office facilitates various workshops throughout the month and can work with you on achieving your professional development goals.


Faculty and staff may check out books (including audio books), DVDs and other materials from the Belk Library using their Phoenix Card.

LinkedIn Learning

Elon has partnered with LinkedIn Learning to offer more than 10,000 on-demand courses through their extensive video library. Learn from industry experts about business, technology, and creative topics to help achieve your personal and professional goals.

Massage Therapy

Alamance Therapeutic Massage offers discounted rates for employees.

Mindfulness for Faculty & Staff

This opportunity for members of the Elon community to gather and share personal stories, listen to live performances and enjoy coffee and refreshments is held every Thursday during the academic year. The power of mindfulness is designed to improve self-regulation, enhance social relationships in the workplace, make employees more resilient in the face of challenges and increase task performance.

Parental School Leave

Full-time and introductory employees may take up to four (4) hours of unpaid leave each calendar year to attend a school function or meeting.


Employees park for free on campus. All faculty, staff, and students who wish to park on campus must register for a parking permit. Each permit includes letters that show your designated lots and can be found on the University’s campus parking map.

Personal Cell Phone Discounts

As an employee of Elon University, you can save on the monthly service charge for Verizon or AT&T qualified wireless plans.

Pet Insurance

Metlife offers Pet Insurance can help you worry less about the cost of veterinary care and help with the flexibility to select various levels of coverage.

Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Elon University is a qualified employer for the PSLF Program, which forgives the remaining balance on federal Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying payments while working full-time.

Smoking Cessation

Elon partners with Cone Health to offer QuitSmart® classes for those wanting to kick the smoking habit.

Staff Ombudsperson

Our staff ombudsperson is a safe, neutral, and confidential resource for the Elon community in exploring options to resolve problems, complaints or conflicts.

Tuition Exchange

Elon participates in a tuition exchange program that enables dependents of faculty/staff to enroll in partnering schools. This program is open to the dependents of all full-time faculty and staff who have completed four or more years of full-time service at Elon University by Sept. 1 of the academic year for which they are applying.

Tuition Remission

Employees working 30-40 hours/week may enroll in two courses at Elon per semester tuition-free. Employees working 20-29 hours per week may enroll in one course tuition-free per semester. The spouse/qualifying partner and eligible children of an eligible employee qualifies for partial or full remission of tuition payments for courses taken at the University based upon the length of service of the employee.

Volunteer Hours

All regular full-time employees are eligible for up to 16 hours of paid volunteer service leave each year. The Kernodle Center inspires, educates, and prepares students and campus to partner with diverse communities to address local and global challenges, and gain a deeper understanding of their responsibility to actively contribute to civic life. The center serves as the convener of community-based engaged and experiential student learning opportunities in collaboration with faculty, staff, and community partners to address the common good.

Workplace Ergonomics

Elon’s workstation evaluation team will conduct ergonomic evaluations to identify workstation design or working conditions that may contribute to discomfort or injury. This service is free to all University employees.

Work-Life Resources

The Elon Work-Life Resources program is offered in partnership with McLaughlin Young. Through this partnership, Elon faculty, staff and families can receive confidential counseling services, help with work-life solutions (e.g., finding childcare), legal guidance and financial advice.

* Program offerings are subject to change without notice. For questions, please contact the unit mentioned in the description.