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Become engaged in the community around you.
Visit the Student and Community Engagement office in the Harry C. Moores Student Union. Sign up for weekly emails about upcoming service projects and volunteer days. Like us on Facebook to get the most current information on service opportunities.
What kinds of opportunities are there?
Join the SCE each fall for an evening of 'meeting and greeting' at our annual SCE Fair. Student organizations and community partners alike will set up tables with information about membership, volunteering and local outreach opportunities.
You provide the service, we provide the transportation. Saturday Service events are an easy way to get started with community service. A member of the SCE team leads each Saturday Service experience at a variety of locations several times a month. Past locations have included the YWCA, The Open Shelter, Lutheran Social Services Food Pantry and the Ronald McDonald House.
Each fall we come together as a University to explore the critical issues of homelessness and hunger, in the Greater Columbus area, nationally and globally. Activities are designed to raise awareness and help students become part of the solution. This week is also home to the famous Capital Cardboard City, where students spend a night outside with cardboard boxes as their only protection from the elements.
Throughout the month of November, the SCE hosts the annual Coat Drive for faculty, staff and students to donate new or gently used coats, gloves, hats and scarves. The Capital University Tree Lighting is the culminating event where all goods collected are donated to The Open Shelter.
This event coincides with the national date in December and may include various AIDS awareness activities such as free HIV testing, speakers, movies and discussions and a candlelight vigil.
Each year, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion brings the campus and community together to celebrate the life and message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In 2012, the SCE and First English Lutheran Church came together to host a community breakfast on MLK Jr. Day to provide a meal for those who may not have any other options for this holiday when many local agencies are closed.
Held annually in April, Crusader Day of Service is our end-of-year community service celebration. Students, faculty and staff connect with various community partners to provide service throughout the city of Columbus.
Spend Spring Break in service. Trip destinations and purposes change annually.
Capital University partners with Mifflin Middle School to provide mentorship to middle school girls in seventh and eighth grades. Mentors and their students meet weekly and discuss a range of topics including self-esteem and self-image, goals/future plans, respect for others and more.