Give a little, get a lot
Service is more than just a buzzword here. It starts with Into the Streets during Autumn Term, when small groups of new students spend a few hours volunteering with youth programs, shelters and other local non-profits.
It continues in annual alternative spring break service trips to orphanages, schools, nature preserves and communities in need of help, from Cuba to Iceland.
We even have a community service residence hall, where like-minded students can live together.
All students have an academic requirement to take classes that emphasize the connection between meaningful service and learning through written reflection, which we refer to as reflective service-learning.
Spring break service trips
Spring break looks different here than it does in other places. While thousands of college students flock to St. Petersburg for sun and sand, many of our students leave town. Their destinations? Orphanages, schools, nature preserves and communities in need of help. They return humbled and grateful.