Elon University is a selective, private liberal arts university in Elon, North Carolina
Founded as Elon College in 1889, it became Elon University on June 1, 2001. The university includes Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Law; and the School of Health Sciences. Master’s programs are offered in business administration, interactive media, education and physician assistant studies, and doctoral programs include physical therapy and law. Elon operates on a 4-1-4 academic calendar, including a four-week term in January known as Winter Term.
In 2009, the Phi Beta Kappa Society voted to establish a chapter at Elon, a mark of distinction for the university’s commitment to meeting the high standards of excellence in the arts and sciences advocated by the Society.
Elon is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Elon’s 17 varsity sports teams, known as the Phoenix, joined the NCAA’s Division I Colonial Athletic Association on July 1, 2014, after a decade of success in the Southern Conference. Intercollegiate sports include baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, and tennis for men, and basketball, cross-country, golf, indoor track, outdoor track, soccer, softball, tennis, lacrosse, and volleyball for women. The football team competes in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA).
Campus Recreation offers intramural and club sports programs, such as baseball, cycling, lacrosse, flag football, equestrian, swimming, rugby union, triathlon, water skiing, ice hockey and Ultimate Frisbee. During Winter Term the intramurals include bowling, arena football, dodgeball, ultimate frisbee, and a monster golf tournament.