How It Works
Through their engagement in service opportunities at Lebanon Valley College:
Students may grow their awareness and knowledge regarding needs and justice issues in a variety of areas such as:
- Poverty, food security, housing access
- Senior living and wellness
- Education and youth development
Students may enhance their self-knowledge as they examine their own identity and purpose in the context of a diverse world in which a variety of needs and injustices exist.
Students may examine and develop the civic competencies listed below so that as graduates they may be equipped to contribute to the building of a more just world, regardless of their specific field.
- Valuing the unique gifts, talents, and social assets that each person is able to offer for the good of the whole.
The willingness to think about and learn from one's previous experiences to guide future actions.
The ability to put oneself in another's place and recognize what they may be feeling.
Valuing the differences among us as a way to enrich everyone's experience of the world.
Recognizing that the opinions of others are vital for completing and correcting our own limited vision.
- The ability to coordinate one's efforts with those of others to achieve a goal.
- Understanding that systemic inequities divide our world.
The basic disposition that we are all responsible for one another, and for acting in ways that benefit society.
A willingness to offer concrete assistance to those needing it.
Recognizing that effecting change requires the cooperation of society's various sectors.