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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. 

  • Being Human & #HumansAtODU

    In 2016-17, ODU's academic theme is Being Human

    This theme will be discussed and emphasized through classroom discussions, public lectures and common readings, as well as through community service. 

    To promote this theme and related events, the ODU community is encouraged to use #HumansAtODU on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

    Learn More

  • 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.
  • Haiti 2017 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.

    Because of the remote locations visited on this trip, participation is limited to ODU students with previous service experiences and/or pursuing medical and humanitarian professions.

    • Dates: March 11 – 18, 2017
    • Application Deadline:  November 15, 2016
    • Limited to 18 students

    Cost:

    • The fee is $950 per student (does not include airfare). This covers food, housing, ground transportation, security, and interpreters in Haiti.
    • Scholarships may be available to defray costs.

    Apply Now

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

  • 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