Elon Weighs Options In Starting Multifaith Center

April 27, 2010

Author: Rachel Southmayd

Source: The Pendulum


A committee of Elon University students, faculty and staff are working toward the building of a new facility on campus where everyone can learn about, practice and celebrate their religion.

As part of Elon's strategic plan, The Elon Commitment, a new multifaith center is in the works and will be constructed within the next 10 years.

The committee was co-chaired by Smith Jackson, vice president and dean of student life, and Todd Coleman, assistant professor of music and chair of the religious and spiritual life committee.

"This year, President Lambert charged a new committee to come up with a good solution (on how to proceed with the multifaith center)," Coleman said. 

Previously, the university had looked into sharing space with a local church but decided this was not the best solution because of the unique needs of Elon's campus.