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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. 

  • The Common Good & #MyPantherPurpose

    In 2014-15, ODU's academic theme is Community & the Common Good

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

    To promote our 10,000 hour goal and the Common Good, the ODU community is encouraged to use #MyPantherPurpose on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

    We encourage you to log your hours of community service toward our 10,000 hour goal.

    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.
  • Service Immersion Trips

    Students have the opportunity to participate in Immersion Service Trips during spring break where, in addition to exploring the culture and history of the city they visit, they will help the communities they are staying in.

    Service projects during these trips have included assisting with a children's feeding program, a pre-kindergarten program, a program to teach computer skills, a community garden, a women's group, a children's medical clinic, and also some ongoing construction projects to add a school and library to these communities. 

    Past trips have included Guatemala, El Salvador, and Florence, Italy.

    Learn More

  • Sunday Fellowship

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