On Sept. 16, all Hiram students will engage in service learning through a campus tradition: Campus Day.
Started in 1921, Campus Day gives students the day off to perform service projects. Many of the service projects are based on this year’s Ethics Theme, Age and Aging. Students in freshman colloquiums will be connected with agencies that work with populations of particular age groupings.
“While students are serving at these agencies, they will be encouraged to think about how the topic of age might influence these agencies and affect the individuals they serve,” said Jason-Bricker Thompson, director of the Office of Civic Engagement. “Students will be engaging in all types of community service projects, from leading educational programs with pre-school children, to building an outdoor classroom, to interacting with individuals of diverse ages, and of course, quite a bit of landscaping, gardening, painting and other types of service.”
Service sites for Fall 2014 include:
- Hiram House Camp
- The Renaissance Family Center
- The King Kennedy Center
- Little Village Early Learning Center
- Hattie Larlham
- The Cleveland Christian Home
- The Boys and Girls Club
- The Hiram Farm
Hiram College was recently recognized by Washington Monthly for its commitment to service learning and civic engagement.
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