The Elon Community
Elon is a community of students, faculty,
staff, and families who work together to enrich both individual lives and
the world we inhabit. We pride ourselves on our strong sense
of community and consider community a vital part of our institutional identity.
order to maintain this basic value, in the midst of considerable institutional
change and growth, Elon intentionally acts to insure the following:
A community that recognizes and rewards members
for their achievements and contributions to the Elon mission.
A diverse community in which human differences
and perspectives are valued and respected.
A community where human interaction is essential
to our growth. A community designed to encourage these interactions
as often as possible, in both formal and informal settings.
A community that promotes purposeful rituals
and gatherings, celebrates accomplishments, and encourages activities that
reaffirm our traditions and values.
A community that encourages the creation of
interactive spaces for formal and informal gatherings, where we can foster
a strong collective culture.
Insuring that these
values are maintained at Elon will require ongoing attention. Just
as we continually monitor the financial health of the institution we must
continually monitor the health of our community. This committee
recommends that an ongoing group of faculty, staff and students be organized
to attend to seven areas that have been identified as critical to our institutional
well-being. Although the following report does not include
all of the suggestions from our community, it is a representative sample
from the more comprehensive list. The complete list will be
made available to the College community as an email attachment and in hard
copy next week.
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