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Sophie Z.

Tour Guide at Elon University

Class of 2019

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

Major: International and Global Studies

Concentration: Middle East

Secondary Major: Political Science

Minor: Inter-Religious Studies


My favorite Elon Tradition is .... Because...

My favorite tradition is the Call to Honor Ceremony, which every first year student attends during the second week of school. I find this ceremony to be important because it is driven by student leaders to emphasize Elon's Honor Code, and how this directs your time at Elon. Our Honor Code, which includes Honesty, Integrity, Responsibility, and Respect, has given me the tools to navigate my own life, both inside and outside of Elon's campus. I believe that this ceremony emphasizes the importance of these values, which are important as we navigate through our time at Elon and beyond.

I chose Elon because...

I love the passion and drive of Elon students, as well as the diversity of thought. When you come to campus, you may notice that many Elon students have multiple majors and minors. This derives from the desire to learn and engage with material that students care about. I find that this passion extends way beyond the classroom, and I learn just as much from fellow students as I do from my professors. I felt this drive for knowledge as soon as I stepped on campus, and the community that surrounds this drive is unmatched. The support from professors, staff, and fellow students allows Elon community members to feel encouraged and to thrive.

My most memorable Elon experience?

I have absolutely loved being a part of Elon's Student Government Association. Being able to talk to fellow students about what they want to see from the university, as well as work with Elon's senior staff, has allowed me to understand what Elon has to offer. I love being able to contribute to the improvement of the campus climate and the student experience.

I'm passionate about...

Traveling Outdoors Yoga Undergraduate Research Pre-Law Social Justice Human Rights

I'm involved with...

Alpha Xi Delta Sorority Student Government Association
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