Elon University Chaplains
Elon has five full-time chaplains that serve the students, faculty, staff, and other members of the campus community. The chaplains are part of the Student Life Staff and the Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life. Their offices are located in the Numen Lumen Pavilion in the Academic Village.
What is a Chaplain?
Elon’s chaplains encourage and provide for the religious and spiritual needs of the entire Elon community.
- support students, faculty, and staff in their religious and spiritual lives
- facilitate educational, spiritual, and religious opportunities on campus
- are available to members of the community as they have personal, social, spiritual, institutional concerns or joys
- serve the entire campus community regardless of religious and spiritual affiliations or background.
Why Contact a Chaplain?
- provide a listening ear and a non-judgmental conversation partner
- respond to those from all faith backgrounds including the irreligious and non-spiritual
- lead programs and conversations about religious perspectives and worldviews
Contact a Chaplain to have conversations about:
- spiritual search and growth, wrestling with or deepening your tradition or worldview
- interest in multifaith interaction
- what you want to do with your life
- family or interpersonal challenges
- spiritual or ethical questions
- sexuality, illness, grief
- questions/reflections about happiness and meaning in your life
- setting up an event or conversation for your hall or group
- any other aspects of who you are and your relationship to the wider world