Multifaith at Elon

Elon University embraces its founders’ vision of an academic community that transforms mind, body, and spirit and encourages freedom of thought and liberty of conscience.

Interfaith Engagement and Multifaith understanding are central to our mission and to Elon University’s commitment to inclusive excellence and global citizenship. Our campus spaces include the Numen Lumen Pavilion, Meditation Garden, Holt Chapel, the Labyrinth, and a Muslim Prayer room at the Law School.

Our ten year Multifaith Strategic Plan sets a bold course to make Elon a more religiously diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus and community. Through this plan, the university will support opportunities for multifaith learning and engagement for all members of the Elon academic community, and articulate the value and importance of multifaith learning, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life welcomes students, faculty, and staff with a diversity of
worldviews and religious, spiritual and ethical identities. In our spaces, students, faculty, and staff members are invited to engage with spiritual exploration and growth around meaning, purpose, and community.

The Truitt Center is committed to create structures and learning opportunities that engage all students, faculty, and staff in advancing their intercultural and multifaith learning and competencies, strengthen support networks dedicated to the success of historically marginalized groups and increase representation from underrepresented groups, and ensure that graduates are creative, culturally agile, ethically grounded, and well-prepared to address questions of societal importance.

Want to learn more about multifaith in action at Elon?  Watch this video about how Father Peter Tremblay, Associate Chaplain for Catholic Life, built a beautiful wooden ark to house the Torah for the campus Jewish community.