The Elon University community and the Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life are committed to promoting an understanding and awareness of the Buddhadharma and its practices.
Elon is committed to supporting students’ individual growth, and our programming on campus enables students interested in Buddhism to explore this tradition as a religion and/or as a mindful path of self-cultivation.
Vibrant Christian Life is part of Elon University’s commitment to diversity. The multifaith commitment of the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life includes supporting Christian students and community members through a wide-range of denominational and non-denominational Protestant and Catholic Christian groups and programming.
The Elon University community and the Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life are committed to promoting an understanding and awareness of the Hindu faith. Through events, services, and forums, Elon enables Hindu students to engage with their faith, and for others on campus to interact with Hindus as well. We provide space on campus for students to discover Hindu traditions, cultures, and beliefs while interacting first hand with one another.
Interfaith Engagement and Multifaith Understanding are central to our mission and to Elon University’s commitment to inclusive excellence and global citizenship. Our interfaith programs include the annual Ripple Interfaith Conference, Better Together dinners, Interfaith Alternative Spring Break, and our series of festivals and celebrations from different traditions. Our Interfaith Interns plan and lead many of our interfaith programs and host the Truitt Center Blog. Contact Multifaith Coordinator Allison Pelyhes for more information and to get involved.
Jewish Life at Elon is a welcoming, dynamic, and student-centered community open to all Jewish students from all backgrounds. Elon Hillel and the Sklut Hillel Center are the center of Jewish Life on campus. Other groups that support Jewish students include Chabad and IDEA: Israel, Dialogue, Education and Advocacy.
The Mindful Elon project is an interdisciplinary collaboration of multiple departments, programs, and student groups that offer activities and opportunities to promote more Mindful well-being within the Elon community for students, faculty, and staff.
The Elon University community and the Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life are committed to promoting an understanding and awareness of the Islamic faith. Through events, services, and forums, Elon enables Muslim students to engage with their faith, and for others on campus to interact with Muslims as well.
Secular and Nonreligious
Nonreligious students are welcome at the Truitt Center whatever your label — atheist, agnostic, humanist, secular, spiritual but not religious, or I don’t know. Many of our groups welcome and include nonreligious students. We often have Interfaith Interns and Spirit and Pride Interns who are not religious. If you are nonreligious and looking to connect or engage in conversations around identity and multifaith understanding, contact Truitt Center Director Joel Harter, Multifaith Coordinator Allison Pelyhes, or any of our chaplains.
Spirit and Pride
Spirit and Pride is a joint program sponsored by the Truitt Center and the Gender and LGBTQIA Center (GLC) funded by a grant from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation. Spirit and Pride provides spiritual support for LGBTQIA+ students, religious and nonreligious, and offers training and resources to foster more inclusive religious and spiritual communities at Elon. For more information, contact GLC Director Luis Garay or Spirit and Pride Coordinator Julie Tonnesen.