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.

The chaplains:

  • 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

Elon Chaplains