Service is a core value at Elon, and is one of the five Elon Experiences. Service is conducted through a variety of student organizations, sports teams, and fraternities and sororities on-campus. Everywhere you look, service is occurring at Elon!
Elon Volunteers! (EV!) exists to provide all members of the Elon University campus the opportunity to develop an ethic of service by connecting campus and community through service experiences.
Academic Service-Learning (ASL) helps students gain a better understanding of course content by putting it into practice. Service-learning engages students in real-life settings, working on community issues to connect classroom learning with societal issues.
Get on the Bus
If you’re looking for an easy way to try out service at Elon when you first arrive, the Kernodle Center offers a program called “Get on the Bus”. On Friday afternoons during the first half of the fall semester, a Biobus will take students to one of our many community partners for an afternoon of service. No need to plan ahead or sign-up–just get on the bus. Check back in the fall for a list of exact dates and service locations. Email us for more information.
Downtown East Burlington Biobus Express Route
Want to do service at Elon but don’t have a car? Looking for an easy way to get to the restaurants and businesses in downtown Burlington? Elon University offers a route as part of Elon’s Biobus system, the Downtown East Burlington Biobus Express Route, that drops students off near 32 community partners, making service at Elon more accessible than ever. This route runs Monday-Friday afternoons and is available to both Elon and community members.
Outside of Elon Volunteers!, there are a number of other student-led service organizations on-campus. Visit the student organization directory on Phoenix Connect for more information.
“Elon Volunteers! showed me the power I possessed to be an influential leader and how to be an advocate for social issues outside of the Elon bubble. Being a part of EV! truly changed the way I think about service from a self-centered approach to a community oriented approach.”
Reena John ’18