Making a Difference
Saint Mary’s students get things done. You’ll find a campus filled with active volunteers who work in the local soup kitchens and tutor elementary schoolchildren. You’ll talk about faith and values in the classroom, then find ways to act on issues of social justice. The spiritual identity at Saint Mary’s College is open and inclusive.
Eighty percent of Saint Mary’s students perform some form of community service; the national average is 55 percent.
Read Molly Resto's story of service at Saint Mary's.
Saint Mary’s makes it easy for students to find volunteer opportunities. The Office for Civic and Social Engagement will put you in touch with a wide variety of service choices, from the Center for the Homeless to Rebuilding Together South Bend.
Becoming a Leader
Student-led activities include numerous organizations, such as the Board of Governance. On this board, Saint Mary’s students make key decisions about social, educational, spiritual, and service opportunities for the student body. Other student organizations include La Fuerza, Student Diversity Board, and professional clubs such as the Art Club and the American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Saint Mary’s alumnae continue the tradition of serving their communities and changing the world for the better. You’ll find our alumnae directing homeless shelters, volunteering for disaster relief such as in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and counseling victims of human trafficking.