Community Engagement & Service-Learning 

 


"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself
 in the service of others" 

-Gandhi

Mission Statement:

The Office of Community Engagement & Service-Learning will strive to prepare Westminster students to be thoughtful, concerned, and engaged citizens ready to lead not only in the local community, but also in the global community through: 

 

 


2011-12 Service Commitment Announced

Campus voted and the service commitment for 2011-12 was determined! In the coming school year, our campus will focus on Poverty and Hunger issues. What can you do to get involved? Contact Program Director, Jill Olson (573-592-6213) at the Community Engagement/Service-Learning Office.

10,000 Hours of Service
We have again set our sights on 10,000 hours of service this school year. How will you serve your local and globaly community this year? How many service hours will you personally pledge to fulfill?

Remember to report your service hours as you go! All current students, faculty and staff members are eligible to report their hours to the Emerson Center for Leadership & Service. Tracking service hours aids in our campus's eligibility for national awards, grants and recognition!

2011-12 American Red Cross Blood Drives Set
Westminster will again participate in the year long Blood Drive Challenge versus William Woods University.
The campus with the most units of blood collected at the four campus blood drives (based on percent of student body) will hold the title of Blood Drive Challenge champion!
 
Join us on September 22, November 30, January 31 and April 16 to roll up your sleeves and donate blood. One blood donation can affect up to three lives! American Red Cross on the web.

All blood drives are held at the Mueller Student Center from 1pm-6pm. Each campus blood drive is scheduled at least 59 days apart so that blood donors will be eligible to participate in each of the campus blood drives.

Service and Social Justice Related Organizations

Westminster Service Corps
Service Corps is a student organization governed by an Executive Board, that strives to provide volunteer opportunities to the campus community. These projects include large, one-day events like "Into the Streets" as well as ongoing service projects locally.
Student Contact: Sneha Bhandari or Sarah Whitman
Advisor Jill Olson

CIVICUS
CIVICUS is the building block from which the Westminster's Center for Leadership & Service was created.  It is a student-driven program dedicated to developing "leaders of character" through community involvement and educating our campus on social justice issues. 
Student Contact: Rosemary Michaud
Advisor: Jill Olson 

Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization building simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with people in need. The Westminster Habitat for Humanity chapter regularly partners with River City Habitat for Humanity on construction projects in Jefferson City. The chapter also offers Alternative Spring Break projects, weatherization projects and home projects in the Fulton area.
Student Contact: Joshua Kling
Advisor: Jill Olson