Service Learning

When students engage in community-based volunteering and service projects, they participate in meaningful experiences that teach civic responsibility and strengthen our global communities.

Key Initiatives

Alternative Spring Break

Students who participate spend five to seven days during spring break learning about critical challenges facing communities, interacting with local leaders, and performing short-term projects with community agencies.

Learn More about Alternative Spring Break

Into the ROC

Into the ROC gives students the opportunity to explore the greater Rochester community. Participants spend an evening during the week or a few hours on the weekend either doing community service with a local nonprofit or enjoying a local play, comedy show, museum, or other cultural experience in the city.

Learn More about Into the ROC

ROAR the Vote

ROAR the Vote supports students’ involvement in electoral politics by helping to ensure that students understand the voting process—including voter registration and absentee ballots—as well as the importance of voting in local, state, and national elections.

Learn More about ROAR the Vote

Community Service Fairs

The Community Service Fairs are offered at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters and offer students an opportunity to interact with representatives from more than 30 local nonprofit organizations.

Scholarship Opportunities


  • Walls Olson Memorial Scholarship
  • Joseph T. Ferraro Memorial Scholarship
  • Isaac L. Jordan Sr. Endowed Scholarship
  • Alfred L. and Ruby C. Davis Scholarship
  • Kathleen M. Keyes Memorial Scholarship
  • Susan Willoughby, Lanette Moore, and Cherly Bulls Scholarship
  • Frederick Douglass Scholarship