Services to Support Academics

 The Koenigsberger Learning Center 

The KLC is an expansion of Carole Grotnes Belk Library that brings academic advising, disabilities resources and learning assistance together in one space.

Academic Advising Center

All students are assigned academic advisors. An important part of the Academic Advising Center’s service is Elon 1010, a first-year advising course. The center also processes advisor assignments for the major departments. Transfer students are assigned an academic advisor in the department of their major(s) at the time they enter. Advising Center staff support undecided transfers until they declare their major(s). More information may be found at Academic Advising.

Elon 1010: The First-Year Advising Seminar

Elon 1010 is a first-year seminar course with a foundation in academic advising that introduces first-year students to the Elon University community. Centered on the whole student, Elon 1010 assists students with developing a holistic plan focused on academic planning, experiential learning, and co-curricular engagement. The purpose of the course is to build a sense of community, foster academic and personal success, develop a meaningful relationship with an academic advisor, and create an academic plan that will guide students during their time at Elon. Ranging from 15-17 students, the course is taught by faculty and staff who serve as the students’ academic advisor and undergraduate peer educators who serve as a form of peer support to first-year students. Students will engage in meaningful activities with their academic advisor, peer educator, and fellow classmates that will encourage students to make informed decisions, exercise social responsibility, and demonstrate personal integrity.  

Disabilities Resources

Through the office of Disabilities Resources, the University makes reasonable accommodations and offers services to students with disabilities. Students must provide formal documentation of their disability-related diagnoses from a licensed physician, mental health care professional or learning specialist. Generally, the documentation should be dated within four years of the students’ enrollment at Elon, should explain the limitations resulting from the diagnoses, and include specific accommodations needed. Students who wish to discuss their disabilities and appropriate accommodations should contact the Disabilities Resources Office in the Koenigsberger Learning Center located in room 226 of Belk Library. Elon University disabilities policies and procedures are available on the Disabilities Resources webpage. Student appeals or grievances should be submitted to Carla Ugboro in Human Resources who is the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Compliance Coordinator.

Learning Assistance 

Learning assistance that includes peer tutoring is available to any student at no additional cost and is located in the Koenigsberger Learning Center section of Belk Library. The walk-in tutor schedule and the by-appointment tutor list are located online at Learning Assistance. University login and password is required. Learning assistance also offers student success workshops and individual student success consultations.

Belk Library

Belk Library strives to deliver information wherever, whenever, and in whatever format students need. The Library provides expertise, collections, and spaces to meet and anticipate the evolving information needs of Elon University and to preserve the university’s history. Our Personal Librarian program matches all new Elon students with a librarian to help students build research skills to successfully navigate their academic path. Belk librarians are paired with departments and programs on campus as liaisons to provide research assistance for that department’s faculty and students. More information may be found at Belk Library.

The Writing Center/The Center for Writing Excellence

Students, as well as faculty and staff, can meet with a Writing Center Consultant in the Writing Center within the Center for Writing Excellence to work on any type of writing project at any stage of the writing process. Consultants are trained undergraduate students from across the academic majors. The Writing Center, located on the first floor of Belk Library, is open for appointments and walk-ins Sunday through Friday, including evenings. The Center for Writing Excellence also offers faculty and teaching staff a range of professional development opportunities to enhance writing instruction in the classroom through its Writing Across the University program, and it offers a range of student-focused writing workshops as well. More information can be located at the Center for Writing Excellence website.


Student Professional Development Center

The Student Professional Development Center offers services and programs to support students and alumni in the lifelong process of defining career goals, learning the skills to attain them and developing employment opportunities. Internships, co-ops and individualized learning are coordinated through the Student Professional Development Center, where students can find assistance in identifying opportunities related to their major and career interests. This can be done individually or in a variety of career classes available to students. On-campus employment is coordinated through the Student Professional Development Center.

Career assistance is provided through assessment and advising to identify abilities, interests and values related to career choices, developing a career plan and finding available job or graduate school options. Assistance in navigating the graduate school application process is available from SPDC staff. Center staff also offers individual appointments, workshops and programs that help students develop the skills required for a successful search. Designing effective resumes and job search letters, learning the art of networking, conducting a comprehensive job search and preparing for interviews are examples of skill sets that students can develop at the Student Professional Development Center.

The Student Professional Development Center is located in 140 Moseley Center, with satellite offices in the Love School of Business (the Porter Family Professional Development Center), the School of Communications (Communications Career Office) and the Koury Athletic Center.


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