The Elon community chapel on a September morning  Photo credit to Emma Mankin

     Elon University offers diverse opportunities for students interested in pursuing a spiritual path while in college.  The foundation for faith and religion at Elon is the Truitt Center, which functions as the hub for all spiritual organizations and events.  The center currently runs from suite 111 in Kivette Hall, but in several months the center will operate from the Numen Lumen Center on the east side of  campus. The Numen Lumen center was conceptualized in hopes of developing a community that is diverse in practice and belief.

     There are fourteen different organizations for students to be a member of, including Affinity, Baptist Student Union, Better Together, Campus Outreach, Catholic Campus Ministry, College Life, Elon Gospel Choir, Elon Hillel, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Iron Tree Blooming Meditation Society,  LEAF, Methodist Fellowship, Muslim Student Association, and Sigma Alpha Omega. Some of these groups focus on certain denominations, while others promote the coexistence of all faiths.  Most organizations meet once a week, however others meet more or less.

     In addition to the variety of organizations students can get involved with, there are also multiple opportunities for worship on campus.  One can attend Zen Meditation, Jummah Prayer, Shabbat Service, Catholic Mass, Lutheran/Episcopalian Worship Service, and Chapel at Elon.  Chapel at Elon is special because, like college coffee, it is held during a time of day in which there are no classes, therefore every student has the opportunity to attend.  Every week, a guest speaker reflects on the values revered by all faiths, a notion that Elon clearly knows how to encourage. ​​ ​


Above is a recording of Dr.J. Earl Danieley speaking at the worship service Chapel at Elon