Kernodle Center for Civic Life

Our Mission

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.

Here are a few ways you can get involved through the Kernodle Center:

To learn more about our plans for the next few years, click here to view the Kernodle Center strategic plan.

Visit our office in Moseley Center 232 or contact the staff by email at or phone at 336-278-7250 for more information about how to get involved!

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

The Kernodle Center for Civic Life strives to be a model of inclusion across Elon’s campus. We believe that a genuine appreciation of diversity and intentional inclusion are essential to the fulfillment of our mission. We are deeply committed to advancing a community of engagement where students, faculty, staff, community members, and other stakeholders can interact with each other across differences in political beliefs, socioeconomic status, religious backgrounds, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability level, race, ethnicity, or nationality. We will create and cultivate an environment where authentic dialogue is valued, differences are welcomed, and engaged community stakeholders can interact.