Susquehanna Engaging in Regional Volunteer Experiences
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 David '69 and Sharon Johnson 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 and New Jersey
- 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 throughout 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. In 2013, more than 24,000 hours were spent in service by university students, alumni, parents, faculty and staff.
For 2014, members of the Susquehanna community gave more than 25,000 hours of service to 1,092 organizations!
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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