ELON has built a reputation as a university like no other, a school that transformed from a small North Carolina liberal arts college to become a prestigious national university with 7,000 students from around the world.

Elon’s remarkable growth is tied to two central beliefs:

  • Students learn most deeply through engaged, hands-on experiences.
  • Students’ lives are transformed through personal relationships with faculty and staff whose first priorities are teaching and mentoring.

Now, in a time of fundamental change, Elon University has emerged as the leader in defining what matters most in a college education.

Elon Leads

Elon University holds a singular position in American higher education, studied by many as the school that “made a strategic climb to national distinction.” The people of Elon are hard working, resilient and intensely focused on transforming students’ lives. Through their success, we can influence the future.

This unique trajectory demands that Elon fully embrace its role as a national leader. Through our strategic plan for the decade ahead, we will be a forceful voice for experiential learning, excellent teaching and mentorship, and academic programs that respond to the needs of our rapidly changing world.

I invite your interest and involvement in Elon’s future. There are many ways to join our community – as a student, parent, friend and supporter, or as a Phoenix fan. You’ll find a warm welcome, an opportunity to get involved and an inspiration to help make the world a better place.

Connie Ledoux Book
President, Elon University