2023-2024 Student Handbook

Last Updated August 2023

Elon University Mission Statement

Elon University embraces its founder's vision of an academic community that transforms mind, body, and spirit and encourages freedom of thought and liberty of conscience.

To fulfill this vision, Elon University acts upon these commitments:

  • We nurture a rich intellectual community characterized by active student engagement with a faculty dedicated to excellent teaching and scholarly accomplishment.
  • We provide a dynamic and challenging undergraduate curriculum grounded in the traditional liberal arts and sciences and complemented by distinctive professional and graduate programs.
  • We integrate learning across the disciplines and put knowledge into practice, thus preparing students to be global citizens and informed leaders motivated by concern for the common good.
  • We foster respect for human differences, passion for a life of learning, personal integrity and an ethic of work and service.


Statement of Non-Discrimination

Elon University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran’s status (collectively, “Protected Categories”) in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs.” Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the university does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the University including, but not limited to, vendors, contractors, and guests on the basis of any of these Protected Categories.

Any person associated with the University who fails to comply fully with this policy will be properly disciplined. Any employment agency, vendor or contractor used by the University will be informed of this policy.

This policy applies to, but is not limited to, recruitment, employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, position advertising, reduction in force, termination, rates of pay, and selection for training.


The Elon University Student Handbook is a publication of the Division of Student Life.

The Student Handbook contains critical information associated with student conduct as well as information regarding campus policies and regulations. The Student Handbook also contains helpful information and links to information regarding campus resources and student life, student organizations, student services, and campus events.

Updates to all sections of the Student Handbook may be posted periodically. It is the responsibility of all Elon University students to become familiar with campus policies and procedures and to watch for updates, which are distributed to the community via email. Printed copies of the most updated Student Handbook are available by request in the Office of the Dean of Students, Janice Ratliff Building, suite 105.

Questions or comments regarding the Elon University Student Handbook should be forwarded to:


Whitney Gregory

Assistant Dean of Students

336-278-7200 (voice), wgregory@elon.edu (email)


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