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Comfort children by helping with Project Linus
Jan 30 2013
Hurricane Sandy Message from Fr. Gabriel
Nov 1 2012
65-year old friar cycles 425 miles for charity
Aug 15 2012
Soriano awards given to SFU staff
May 18 2012
Saint Francis blanketeers donate 234 blankets to Project Linus
Apr 5 2012
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Our heart for service comes from the lessons that our patron St. Francis of Assisi himself imparted on us. St. Francis taught us that those have been given much are expected to give back in other ways and improve the society of which they are a part.
The Saint Francis University community has a long tradition of service to both local and distant communities in a wide variety of ways. Some service is the smallest in action but says so much about our core values – the actions we take in class, the way we treat and show respect to one another. Other service is broader in scope and reach. Students, faculty and staff have traveled to places such as Hondorus, Bolivia, and the Dominican Republic for meaningful learning experiences.
Saint Francis students are involved in a wide-array of outreach organizations where kindness and generosity matters. If you value offering support to others, giving freely of your talents, and making a social impact, SFU is the place for you!
Through evangelization, catechesis, and loving Catholic service to others, we proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ in liturgy, academics, social events, athletics, and in all areas of campus life.
Fraternities & Sororities provide endless opportunities for scholastic achievement, leadership development, community service outreach, philanthropic initiative, and life-long fellowship. Greek Life plays a very important part in the development of students and the overall student-life culture at Saint Francis University.
Students engage in community service activities with intentional academic and learning goals and opportunities for reflection that connect to their academic disciplines. At Saint Francis students will encounter service-learning opportunities across the curriculum. Here a just a few of the countless examples of students in service.
During Spring Break, the Hugs United group of volunteers of students, faculty, and alumni head to the Dominican Republic where they work closely with an orphanage and provide much needed love and support. They volunteer in the local schools, work on construction projects, and even provide much needed medical attention to people who are thankful for something as small as a Tylenol tablet.
The Dorothy Day Center is a charming little house on campus where staff, students, and volunteers come together in service of those in need. Anyone who seeks help here is greeted with true hospitality. Through the center, we honor our Franciscan values and follow in the footsteps of the center's namesake, Dorothy Day, to provide those who have needs with support, programs, food, clothing and monetary assistance.
Reaching Every Door is a day of service in which students go out into the Loretto, Cresson, and Ebensburg and perform work for members of the community. Community members submit work orders which students will perform for them on the day of R.E.D. This service event was inspired by Texas A&M's "The Big Event" designed to give back to the community.
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