Each August, the newest class at Susquehanna University participates in a proud service tradition: SU GIVE (Susquehanna University: Get Into Volunteer Experiences).
This event brings together first-year students, faculty, staff and orientation team members to complete volunteer service projects at locations throughout the central Susquehanna Valley.
"G.I.V.E. is an experience that introduces our new students to the Selinsgrove community and creates an atmosphere that promotes unity between both the students and our community partners while participating in community service," said Gabriela Marrero, SU G.I.V.E. coordinator.
Each year, hundreds of volunteers help out at places like the Susquehanna Campus Garden, Far Point Animal Rescue, Grayson View Assisted Living, Haven Ministry, Kidsgrove, Mostly Mutts Dog Shelter, Sunbury YMCA, SUNCOM Industries, Susquehanna Children's Center and more.
"We hope that G.I.V.E. helps ignite a passion for service within the students and encourages them to get involved in our campus community as well as the Selinsgrove Community," said Marrero.
"From my experience, it seems that our new students are very eager to be a part of this community," said James Black, dean of academic engagement.