Services to Support Academics

Elon 101

Elon 101 is a specially designed academic advising course/program that introduces first-semester students to life at Elon University. Among the topics discussed are academic expectations, the honor code, advising resources, and campus involvement. An extended academic orientation to Elon, the course is co-taught by the students’ academic advisors and student teaching assistants. This elective class is limited in size to 16 students. The course meets weekly and offers one semester hour of general credit upon successful completion. Grades given in this course are “Pass” or “Fail”.

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

Students are assigned academic advisors before they enter Elon University. An important part of the Academic Advising Center’s service is Elon 101, a first-year advising course. The center 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. More information may be found at Academic Advising.

Disabilities Resources

Although Elon has no formal program for students with disabilities, the university makes reasonable classroom accommodations for students who provide formal documentation from a licensed/certified doctor for health concerns, and a licensed/certified psychologist or learning specialist for learning disabilities. The documentation should be dated within four years of the student’s enrollment at Elon, should explain the limitations resulting from the disability and include specific accommodations needed. Students who wish to discuss their disabilities and appropriate accommodation should contact Susan E. Wise, Director of Disability Services, or Tina Kissell, Assistant Director of Disability Services in KLC/Belk Library 226. The Elon University disabilities policies and procedures may be seen online at Disabilities Resources. Carla Ugboro, located in human resources, is the Section 504 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. The learning assistance website also offers links to websites containing useful study guides and skill-building information as well as study skills inventories.

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 Center for Writing Excellence

Students, as well as faculty and staff, can meet with a Writing Center Consultant in 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 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, 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), and the School of Communications (Communications Career Office).

Internships or Co-ops

Elon University strongly supports programs that allow students to relate their classroom learning to work experience. Active cooperative education and internship programs provide opportunities throughout the academic year and during summers for students to explore careers, integrate theory with practice and examine future job possibilities. In each learning experience, the student’s academic or career-related work assignment is supervised and evaluated by Elon faculty. Internships are directly related to majors or minors, may be full or part time and paid or unpaid. Most departments offer internship credits. Co-ops are full or part time, may be repeated and count toward elective credit.

Eligibility Requirements: Student must be a junior or senior (sophomore for co-op), have a 2.0 minimum GPA, have completed departmental prerequisites and have approval from the faculty sponsor/Internship Director.

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