Elon Academy Collection
This collection includes documents and information relating to the Elon Academy at Elon University. The collection is arranged chronologically and then alphabetically by type of material. For more information please consult the Historical Note and the Detailed Description of the Collection sections below.
- 2006 - ongoing
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
The nature of the Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research of otherwise should be fully credited with the source.
Biographical / Historical
According to the 2012 Elon Academy website, "The Elon Academy is a college access and success program for academically promising high school students in Alamance County with a financial need and/or no family history of college. The Academy includes three consecutive summer residential experiences prior to the sophomore, junior and senior years, as well as year-round Saturday programs for students and families. The summer after high school graduation, scholars and families participate in the Elon Academy Transitions to College Program. Once on their respective college campuses, Elon Academy graduates and families are provided with continuing support through the Elon Academy College Success Program to ensure college completion." As stated in the 2008 brochure, "The Elon Academy is an intensive three-year enrichment and leadership development program at Elon University for academically talented Alamance-Burlington high school students with financial need and little or no family history of college. Our mission is to inspire those promising students-who are often underrepresented on college and university campuses-to pursue higher education, build leadership skills, and develop an active sense of social responsibility. We want them to gain the interpersonal skills and sense of self-worth that will position them to succeed in college and beyond. Established in 2007, Elon Academy operates year round to provide scholars with exciting courses and activities, college counseling, and mentoring by Elon faculty and students. The Academy combines a month-long residential program over three successive summers with follow-up experiences during the academic year. As special students at Elon, they have the same access to the resources of the university-from books to e-mail accounts to cultural events and more-as do undergraduates."
0.5 Linear Feet (1 archival box)
Language of Materials
The collection is arranged chronologically and then alphabetically by type of material.
The collection is located in the Carol Grotnes Belk Library Archives and Special Collections at Elon University. Please contact the Archives and Special Collections staff for further details about the location.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Unknown. Materials collected and assembled over many years to form collection.
Processed by Lucy Burgess, July, 2012
- Encoded by Katie Nash, July, 2012
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