NEWS 9/27/16 6:23pm

SMART program hopes to expand on social climate recommendations

Jamie Butler and Jazmine Langley had different experiences with mentorship, but that common thread has connected them going forward at Elon University. Butler, assistant director of the Center for Race, Ethnicity and Diversity Education (CREDE) said she didn’t have a specific mentor in high school or college and was forced to navigate varying challenges without reassuring guidance.

NEWS 9/27/16 12:38pm

Council on Civic Engagement panel hopes to bring racial discussion to Elon

The Council on Civic Engagement's sponsored a paneled discussion, "Columbus, Tulsa, and Charlotte: What's Next?" in McBride  Associated Professor of Psychology Buffie Longmire-Avital moderated the event, and spoke about her experiences as a mother of two black children and growing up in the Unites States as a black woman.  During the discussion, audience members asked questions to the panel which was composed of academics from different areas of expertise from all over campus.  One of these panelists, David Baker, is a visiting Fullbright Scholar and Senior Lecturer in Criminology from Coventry University in the United Kingdom.

NEWS 9/21/16 8:00am

Elon NPHC organizations seek collaboration with other fraternities, sororities

Amid a sea of houses circling Elon University’s Loy Center, the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity house is inherently different from the rest. While it is similar in size and structure to its neighbors, it is the sole residential building in the “Greek village” part of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) — the overarching organization regulating historically black fraternities and sororities.

NEWS 9/13/16 7:08pm

Runoff for vice president and 2nd consecutive African-American president highlight Class of 2020 SGA elections

Elon University SGA Executive President senior Kyle Porro had to participate in a runoff election to win the presidency last spring, and he said he “feels really bad” for the current Class of 2020 vice presidential candidates — the next 24 hours are going to be “stressful.” Almost 800 votes were cast in the SGA Class of 2020 election, and freshmen Konnor Porro and Xavier Bryant each earned 349 votes for vice president.

NEWS 8/24/16 9:34pm

"Largest and most diverse [class] in Elon history" excited for growth of class

As Elon University expands in resources and recognition, so, too, has the crop of wide-eyed first-year students enrolling into the medium-sized private institution. This week, Elon will welcome a trailblazing Class of 2020 group, one Greg Zaiser, vice president of Admissions and Financial Planning, characterized as the “largest and most diverse [class] in Elon history.” Spearheaded by 10,098 applications and a 60% acceptance rate, this year’s freshman class edges out the Class of 2019’s metrics in almost every category.

NEWS 8/24/16 2:34pm

Smith Jackson to step down as Vice President of Student Life

Smith Jackson will step down from serving as Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students at Elon University at the conclusion of 2016-2017 school year, President Leo Lambert announced during an address to faculty and staff Aug. 22. According to The Office of Student Life, Jackson’s career in higher education has spanned more than 30 years. Jackson was born in Dothan, Alabama, and received his undergraduate degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Alabama before earning his doctorate at Auburn University in counselor education.

NEWS 8/23/16 4:34pm

Elon named Top 10 for national LGBTQIA inclusivity efforts by Campus Pride

Campus Pride, one of the nation’s largest advocacy groups for college lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and faculty, recently named Elon University in its top 10 rankings for policies, practices and programs for LGBTQIA community, according to a recent E-Net article. The Aug. 22 ranking marks the second time Elon was among the Top 25 institutions in the seven years Campus Pride has categorized universities for their LGBTQIA-friendly environments. Elon was also ranked the No.1 University in the South for Campus Pride’s list, earning five out of five stars.

NEWS 8/2/16 2:23pm

First floor of Park Place still vacant

As on-campus apartments fill up with students ahead of the start of classes, the first floor of Park Place — the newest Elon University lodging complex — is not. For months now, there have been lingering questions about which retail shops will occupy the bottom floor of Park Place. As of early August, the Burlington Times-News reported the owners of the Saxpahaw General Store are discussing making the ground floor of Park Place on Haggard Avenue their second store and restaurant location.