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Service Learning

​Service Learning is an integration of organized service into the higher education curriculum in order to both benefit the community and enhance the student’s learning experience. Through Service Learning, students are involved in experiential learning with instructor-facilitated reflection. These experiences are typically in a community agency or non-profit organization –always an institution that can benefit from the student’s volunteer effort.   The basis for Service Learning at Mercy College includes the Mercy College Core Values, the Corporal Works of Mercy (Matthew 25:34-36), and the Principles of Catholic Social Teaching. When we engage in service, we deepen these values in our lives!                    

How Do I Get Involved? 

Mercy College offers many opportunities to engage in community and on-campus service projects. From helping make a blanket for Project Linus on campus to participating in the Alternative Spring Break Trip in regions outside Ohio, Mercy College students can reach out to those in need. Opportunities can be found on this website, in the Student Lounge, and on flyers posted around campus.               

Mercy College Hoffman Ambassador Program 

The Mercy College Hoffman Ambassadors are a group of ten students committed to service to the Toledo and Mercy College communities. They are full of enthusiasm and leadership potential that is developed in the yearlong commitment. Each Hoffman Ambassador is required to perform 250 hours of service which includes leadership training and meetings.  

Service Learning Handbook

Service Learning Handbook (PDF)

For more information:

Community Benefit/Volunteer Presentation (PDF) Hoffman Ambassador Application for 2017-2018 (PDF)
Portrait of Sally Bohnett
Sister Sally Bohnett, MA, BS, SND

Director of Campus Ministry and Service Learning
Office: M5720
Phone: 419-251-1866
sally.bohnett@mercycollege.edu