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At Ohio Dominican, we strive to provide opportunities for personal growth and community enrichment through our service programs.

Service is one of the many ways we live out the call to preach the Good News of the Gospel to those we encounter.

Not only is service important for our growth and development as a University, it also impacts the communities we serve, locally, nationally and internationally.

Be sure to join us for one or all of our service opportunities. If you don't see something that interests you, please contact the Office of Campus Ministry to suggest your own ideas. 

  • Appalachia Service Mission Trip | Spring Break 2018

    Join us as we travel to Rutledge, Tennessee to work with Glenmary Home Missions and help make a difference in another part of the country.

    During our trip, we will work with families and children, and you’ll have an opportunity
    to meet people, be of service, and become more aware of the needs of our sisters and brothers, along with the power of simply being there for people.

    Dates of the trip: March 11-16, 2018
    Application Deadline: Nov. 1, 2017

  • Haiti 2018 Service Trip Information

    This spring break, make a difference in the lives of others and learn about yourself at the same time. Travel to Port-au-Prince to assist with care of the children in the New Life Children's Home.

    Students and staff will travel to Port au Prince, Haiti and work with New Life Children’s Home in Port au Prince to assist with care of the 100-130 children in the New Life Children’s Home some with special needs.

    There will be opportunity to go up to villages in the mountains of Haiti with a team of nurses, our partner, Dr. Steve, interpreters, and other volunteers to provide medical care and nutrition. A medical clinic will be set up, as well as a pharmacy and a feeding program. The students will help to provide organization in gathering the patients in the triage areas, being with the patients as they wait to be seen by the doctors and nurses.

    • Dates: March 9 – 18, 2018
    • Limited to 18 students
    • Scholarships may be available to defray costs.

    For questions about the Haiti service trip, please contact Sr. Margie at davism8@ohiodominican.edu.

  • Service Opportunities
    Throughout the year, Campus Ministry coordinates service opportunities in the community for ODU student, faculty and staff.
    • Make a Difference Day. Every fall and spring we have a clean up day in the community near campus. Check the calendar for dates. 
    • Mid-Ohio Food Bank.
    • Community Kitchen.
    • Fun with the Sisters: Make a difference in the lives of the retired Sisters in residence at Mohun Health Care Center. 
    • After-school tutoring at Shepard Library. Monday through Thursday: 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. and Friday from 3 – 6 p.m. You do not have to call ahead – just walk in and people will be there to guide you.
    • St. Stephens Community House. Call (614) 294-6347 for details.
    • YWCA Family Center. Contact Jessica Wichtman-Will at 253-3916. 
    • Bishop Griffin Center. Call (614) 338-8220 for details.
    • Life Care Alliance.Call (614) 278-3130.
  • 2017-2018 Events on The Common Good

    You’re invited to join Ohio Dominican University during the 2017–18 academic year on an exploration of our academic common theme of The Common Good.

    The Office of Academic Affairs (through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities) and the Center for Dominican Studies are co-sponsoring the events, which provide comprehensive opportunities for the students, alumni, staff, faculty and friends to engage in the conversation together.

    All presentations will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m., in Sansbury Hall's Colonial Room on ODU’s main campus.

    Common Core Series: The Common Good

    • Sept. 14, 2017
      “The Theology of the Common Good”
      Leo Madden, S.T.D. | ODU Associate Professor of Theology
    • Sept. 28, 2017
      “Building Bridges that Unite Us in Health Care”
      Shonna Riedlinger, M.MSc. | Director of ODU’s Physician Assistant
      Studies Program
    • Oct. 12, 2017
      “Preserving the Environment Benefits Everyone”
      Blake Mathys, Ph.D. | ODU Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
    • Oct. 26, 2017
      “An Educator’s Perspective on the Complexities of
      Servicing the Common Good through Education”
      Marlissa Stauffer, Ph.D. | ODU Associate Professor of Education
    Videos from past events hosted by ODU's Center for Dominican Studies are available to enjoy online.

    See Videos
  • Sunday Fellowship

    Join us in Sansbury lobby for some fellowship time after the Sunday evening Mass at 7 p.m.. All are welcome!

Haiti Service Mission Trip