Excellence in Service
Service is at the center of a Eureka College education.
Since its founding in 1855 by abolitionists who were members of the Christian Church from Kentucky, service has always been at the center of Eureka College’s liberal arts mission.
We continue in the tradition set by our founders and commit to creating an institution based in Service and Service-Learning, and defining what this means for Eureka and our stakeholders. A commitment to service improves the academic experience for our students and empowers them to make a positive difference in others’ lives.
Different Kinds of Service
Professional service. Community Service. Service Learning.
According to The National Service-learning Clearinghouse: “Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.”
How we serve
Eureka College has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary community service and continues to partner with community organizations to provide mutually beneficial service learning.
Students have the opportunity to get involved in service learning through Eureka College, starting with a service project during the fall Welcome Week program.
Approximately 55% of full-time students at Eureka College participated in at least one service project.
In five years, the student organization “Up ‘Til Dawn” has raised more than $123,000 for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Over that same period, many new service projects have started, including the Angel Tree Program; Maroon & Golden Rule Day of Service Project; MLK Day of Service; Bearded Men Knitting Hats; and Reading Buddies program. (Several of these were initiated and developed by students.