Community Engagement Activities for Students

Fairfield students have been changing the world for the better since the University's inception in 1942. As a Fairfield student today, you can:about_sl_hungercleanup

  • Build on your academic skills and knowledge while also providing meaningful service to the community through a .
  • Immerse yourself in another culture and stretch yourself physically, intellectually, and spiritually through an  or  trip.
  • Get in touch with the local community through weekly  or one-time University service traditions such as the Annual Hunger Clean-up.

Service opportunities that will tap into your interests, passions, and skills abound at Fairfield. Explore the links below to learn more.

Ways you can particpate

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In the Spotlight 

Colleen Gibson '09

College of Arts and Sciences
Double Major: American Studies and Religious Studies

svc_gibson2 "Through the Center for Faith and Public Life's Office of Service Learning, I was connected with the Thomas Merton Center in Bridgeport, where I prepared and served breakfast and lunch for the less fortunate. I found that I wasn't only serving them, but they were serving me. I was able to provide hope - a hope that someone cares; in return, the work I did and people I met taught me that poverty is a harsh reality and that injustice is prevalent in our society, but that we must also remain aware of the goodness all around us and question why we allow injustice to continue."