Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others? - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Community service has its roots deeply embedded in the foundation of Alvernia University and is central to the mission of our Catholic, Franciscan institution. Service provides students the opportunity to use their gifts and talents to help those in need and to support local non‐profit organizations. Additionally, community service is an integral part of students’ learning experiences, contributing to their intellectual, social, and spiritual growth and development and providing a framework for students’ roles as members of both local, regional and global communities.
All Alvernia students must perform 40 hours of community service before being certified for graduation. Students are strongly encouraged to try to complete their requirements before the end of their sophomore year, and then to exceed them. Transfer students community service hours are based on remaining Alvernia credits required; transfer students should consult with the Registrar or the Holleran Center for Community Engagement for their requirements.