Multifaith Strategic Plan

Elon University has adopted a new Multifaith Strategic Plan that builds upon a strong foundation of multifaith education at the university by broadening and deepening opportunities for students, faculty and staff to expand their understanding of different religions, values, belief systems and ways of life.

The plan details specific objectives and initiatives for the university to undertake that are designed to increase diversity within the university community, make Elon a more equitable and inclusive campus and community, introduce new opportunities for multifaith engagement and demonstrate the importance of multifaith learning.

The plan is the work of the Multifaith Strategic Planning Committee, which was formed to help achieve broader university goals outlined in Boldly Elon, the university’s 10-year strategic plan that was adopted in 2020. It enhances and expands many of the multifaith initiatives launched during The Elon Commitment, the university’s strategic plan spanning 2010 to 2020.


The four main goals of the plan are as follows:

  1. Make Elon a more religiously diverse campus and community
  2. Make Elon a more equitable and inclusive campus and community
  3. Support opportunities for multifaith learning and engagement for all members of the Elon academic community
  4. Articulate the value and importance of multifaith learning as well as multifaith diversity, equity, and inclusion for all constituents

The primary campus partners and stakeholders for Elon’s multifaith work to implement the goals of the strategic plan will be the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, the Department of Religious Studies, the Elon Center for the Study of Religion, Culture, and Society and the Division of Inclusive Excellence. While those four entities will be leading the efforts, they will be collaborating with schools, offices and committees across campus.

Read the full Multifaith Strategic plan