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Each year, the ODU community explores one of the themes of our Core CurriculumThe theme for the 2015-16 academic year is Truth.
The theme of Truth will be discussed and emphasized through classroom assignments and discussions, common readings, and community service.

ODU's Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Dominican Studies will also host talks and lectures throughout the year to provide opportunities for the community to engage in conversation about Truth.

Join the discussion!
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10,000 Service Hours


The ODU community has pledged to complete 10,000 hours of community service by the end of the academic year.

Students, faculty and staff serve the community through food and blood drive, volunteering at food bank and soup kitchens, visiting the sisters at Mohun Health Care Center, participating in Make a Difference days, and more.

Get involved and be sure to track your hours to help us reach our goal!
  • #MyPantherTruth
    What is your truth? We invite you to share your truth with us by using #MyPantherTruth on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

    Last year's #MyPantherPurpose on Pinterest.
    My Panther Purpose
  • Service Opportunities

    Check out MyODU Calendar and Campus Ministry Service Opportunities for current projects and events. There many ways to volunteer throughout the year: 

    • Blood drives
    • Food drives
    • Fall and spring "Make a Difference" Days
    • Visiting the sisters 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.
  • Track Your Hours

    Let us know when you've completed service projects. 

    Track your hours through our simple form for each service project.

    Submit Your Hours