How You Help Elon Achieve its Strategic Goals

Staff employees are encouraged to engage in the activities and conversations related to achieving Elon’s strategic goals. And the work you do for Elon matters!

We will use this area to promote staff employees engaged in Elon’s campus community and showcase employees attending sporting and cultural events, forums, College Coffee, and more.

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Opportunities For You

Two programs emerged as a result of the Staff Advisory Council Quality of Life initiative:

The Global Engagement Program

Elon University provides its employees with opportunities to expand their global perspectives while assisting faculty and students during winter term global engagement experiences.

All full time staff members with five (5) years of service are eligible to apply for this program. And successful participants collaborate with instructors and provide administrative support during global engagement programs over the three-week winter term.

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A sampling of previous programs includes; Australia, Ireland, Dominican Republic, and the Holocaust Journey.

Applications due April 30, 2024.

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When asking about the global experience, program participants have said: 

“I saw a side of these students that made me proud. I’d give them an A+”  Anthony Totten

“I learned so much about myself, the students, the faculty, Elon, Australia, and New Zealand!  We experienced so much culture and it was fascinating to watch how each person reacted to what we experienced.  I learned to open up and be open to others.  The experience was amazing and I learned how much fun it is to interact with students.  Because of this experience, I made the decision to become a student group advisor when I returned and I’ve enjoyed doing that over the last few months.”  Julie White

Senior Staff believes in this program so much that they allow 6 staff members to participate. Here is what they have to say:

“Global engagement is an essential part of an Elon education. We are thrilled to support the Global Engagement Program, which provides opportunities for Elon staff to experience this high impact practice, expand their global understanding, and serve as informed mentors preparing students for our interdependent world.” President Connie Ledoux Book

The Employee Volunteer Program


Elon University recognizes the importance of being a good corporate citizen and the responsibility
to help our surrounding communities. Staff are encouraged to become involved in the community
by lending their voluntary support to programs that positively impact the quality of life within
these communities.


Regular full-time staff working 30+ hours per week will be granted up to sixteen (16) hours of paid volunteer service leave per calendar year. Volunteer service leave hours do not rollover from year to year and will not be cashed out at the end of employment.

After making volunteer arrangements with one of Elon’s active community partners, interested staff members should meet with their manager to discuss their volunteer choice, review schedule and to receive prior approval.

In order to be paid appropriately, all volunteer hours should be entered into OnTrack. Bi-weekly staff entering their volunteer leave hours in Web Time Entry under the Other Time Hours. Monthly staff use the Monthly Leave Entry screen and select the appropriate volunteer leave plan.

Volunteer hours submitted through OnTrack will also be reported to the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement for tracking and reporting purposes.

To help with the coordination of other work-related responsibilities, volunteer time should be scheduled in advance. Volunteer time should not conflict with the peak work schedule and other work-related responsibilities, create need for overtime or cause conflicts with other staff member’s schedule.

A sampling of campus-wide possibilities for you!

Besides the programs listed above, the following opportunities are also available to staff members. Please reach out to each department for a list of options.

Employee Resource Groups
HR Resources
Religious/Spiritual Opportunities
Service Learning and Community Engagement Opportunities 
Staff Professional Development Opportunities
Sustainability Opportunities 
Technology Training Opportunities
Temporary Student Employee Program
Wellness & Health Opportunities
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