Service at Elon
Service is a core value at Elon, and is one of the five Elon Experiences. Service is conducted through sports teams, fraternities and sororities, and a variety of student organizations on campus. Everywhere you look, service is being done at Elon!
First-Year Summer Experience (FSE) programs are designed to help incoming students feel confident and prepared as they enroll at Elon. Engage is an FSE for students interested in service, community engagement, and social justice. Engage provides a unique opportunity for incoming students to participate in service projects alongside numerous local community organizations. Participants learn about how service can enhance their personal leadership skills while also helping them build community at Elon.
Service Learning Community
Elon’s Service Learning Community (SLC), the oldest living-learning community on campus, is a residential option for students interested in service. SLC members live together on the same floor in Virginia Residence Hall and participate in service projects, community activities, social functions and reflection sessions throughout the year.
Change Makers is a selective merit-based program for academically strong students interested in civic engagement and creating solutions to real-world issues. Change Makers at Elon work to develop awareness and understanding of community connections and appreciation for diverse communities and cultures. Throughout their undergraduate experience, Change Makers are presented with opportunities to create and promote civic practices that lead to constructive community participation. They also are encouraged to pursue leadership opportunities on campus and in the community.