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Elon 101 Mission Statement

Elon 101 supports the transtion of first-year students as they become active participants in an academic community.  To fulfill this mission, Elon 101 uses a developmental model of advising that:

  • Designs class experiences to expand students' academic and interpersonal skills.
  • Provides opportunities to enhance students' confidence and competence.
  • Encourages students to make informed decisions, exercise social responsibility and demonstrate personal integrity.
  • Fosters caring relationships and repsect for individual differences.
  • Models passion for lifelong learning.

History of Elon 101

Elon 101 began in 1983 with a willing group of 10 advisors wanting to improve the frequency and quality of first-year academic advising. This initiative was in response to both faculty and student surveys listing more contact with the faculty advisor as a need. Enhanced retention rates and freshman satisfaction have been by-products of the program that now boasts over 95% of the freshman class electing to take the course.  Elon 101 is co-taught by a faculty/staff advisor and at least one student assistant.  This one-credit advising seminar, graded satisfactory or unsatisfactory, is offered fall term.

Contact Information

Rebecca A. Olive-Taylor, Program Director

Academic Advising Center, Duke 108

2117 Campus Box

Elon University

Elon, NC 27244-2020

336-278-6500

oliveb@elon.edu