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Bellarmine Volunteer Days

Campus and Community Service Committee-
Student Government Association (SGA)

The Campus and Community Service Committee is led by a student elected V.P. of Campus and Community Service from Student Government Association. This student committee coordinates volunteer opportunities for the Bellarmine Community. Typically 2 service opportunities entitled Bellarmine Volunteer Days (BVD’s) occur each month. Since the Fall of 2016 this committee planned CAN-TOBER and focused on hunger. Service occurred at Dare to Care, Can-Tober involved 50+ students who collected canned goods from the local community via door to door collection and delivered the 6,200 cans of food to our local food bank. 

Other partners include:

  • Franciscan Kitchen
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Uspiritus
  • Louisville Metro Parks
  • Kentucky Refugee Ministries

Registered Student Organizations (RSO) Service Requirement

Instituted by SGA, each RSO is required to collaborate with a local non-profit organization each semester. This requirement is in place due to the student’s commitment to serve as well as the value they place upon giving back and connecting with the greater community. Each RSO must complete an evaluation of the service completed. This evaluation measures student satisfaction as well as learning outcomes from the experience.

In the 2016-2017 school year RSOs partnered with Saint Francis Kitchen, Supplies Over Seas, School Choice Scholarship and Uspiritus to name a few.