Last year, 80 percent of our student body participated in volunteer activities, resulting in more than 30,000 hours of service to the community. Emmanuel has been placed on The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for the last four years. Community service is a vital piece of the Emmanuel College experience. An Emmanuel education is one that will make a difference in our students’ lives. In return, it is expected that they will make a difference in the lives of others.
“Service is just part of the culture here,” says James Oxsalida. “It’s hard to find someone on campus who doesn’t participate in service.”
“One of the most important things I’ve learned during my time at Emmanuel is the concept of Social Justice,’” said Jordan Coulombe, Student Government President, Class of 2012. “It is the idea that everyone deserves the necessities of life and that, as someone who’s fortunate to have those things and more, I have a responsibility to help others.”
Emmanuel students have the opportunity to serve the community in a variety of ways. Students can participate in large scale days of service or on-going volunteer service at a number of agencies and institutions in the city of Boston. Students make individual arrangements depending on their class schedule.