The President’s Standing Committee on Service, informally known as the "Service Board," is responsible for collecting and coordinating information on community service and making recommendations to the President’s Senior Cabinet regarding off-campus community service initiatives.
The Board consists of representatives from Athletics, Alumni Relations, Campus Ministry, Career Services, College Relations and Planning, the Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies office, the Feinstein Institute for Public Service, Office of Residence Life, the School of Professional Studies, SAIL (Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership), and Student Congress.
Read the Service Board's 2011-2012 Annual Report.
Culture of Service
The Service Board coordinates the gathering of information on student and faculty involvement in service. During the academic year, PC students volunteer more than 60,000 hours. Thank you for your help! Please remember to tell us about your service experiences each semester.
Living the Catholic and Dominican Mission
"Providence College prepares its students to be responsible and productive citizens to serve in their own society and the greater world community." -excerpt from the College's Mission Statement
Community service and social justice advocacy are central to the Providence College mission and is a shared experience of many PC students. Providence College students engage in a vast array of voluntary community service each year, through a number of different academic departments and co-curricular programs.
Students are offered the invitation to serve:
groups such as youth, the elderly, non-native English speakers, the ill, people living with disabilities, those struggling to meet their basic needs of food and shelter, and other service, including caring for our earth.
at one-time days of service, on a consistent, weekly basis, or over Fall Break, January Break, or Spring Break through direct service, advocacy, community organizing, or community-based research.
through direct service, advocacy, community organizing, or community-based research.
on campus, in the greater Providence community, up and down the East Coast, on a Native American reservation, and in Mexico.