Susquehanna Engaging in Regional Volunteer Experiences
SU Serve 2013 results: An amazing 24,974 hours volunteered in April in the local community and around the world by students, alumni, parents, faculty and staff! Learn more about SU Serve 2013. »
Service. It’s at the heart of Susquehanna’s ethos. It’s part of the outcomes trifecta captured in our mission statement: “To prepare students for lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse and interconnected world.”
A Proud Tradition of Volunteerism
The university’s students, faculty, staff and alumni have a long history of community service at home and abroad. Susquehanna's Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) develops and administers important service programs that earn prestigious national honors.
Community service, rich in learning opportunities, benefits people on campus, in the local community and around the world. Some examples of service efforts include work with
- Hurricane relief trips to New Orleans
- Community development projects in Peru
- Churches, orphanages and medical clinics in Costa Rica and Nicaragua
- Youth organizations in Northern Ireland
- Service sites in the Philippines
- Homeless shelters in Washington, D.C., and Sunbury, Pa.
The Power of Many Hands
Susquehanna students have embraced a long-standing tradition of joining together on a day in April to volunteer at sites througout the local community. In 2012, Susquehanna Engaging in Regional Volunteer Experiences debuted, energizing the larger Susquehanna family to serve at points far and wide throughout the month of April. Last year for SU SERVE more than 17,000 hours were spent in service by university students, alumni, parents, faculty and staff.
For 2013, the bar was raised with a goal of 20,000 volunteer hours for the month. The Susquehanna community delivered with an amazing 24,974 hours of service during the month. Well done volunteers!
With a common goal of service, SU SERVE strengthens our ties to one another, and demonstrates the impact Susquehannans are having on organizations and communities across the globe
More info at: www.susqu.edu/SUserve.
SU SERVE is co-sponsored by Susquehanna’s Center for Civic Engagement and Office of Alumni Relations.
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