Community Service at Fisher

With such a wide variety of service opportunities available at Fisher, there’s bound to be one that appeals to you. And the more you become involved, the more rewarding your experience will be.


Fisher student with Jamaican youth as part of Team JASY Camp

Service Trips Near and Far

Thousands of miles, countless changed lives

Fisher service trips take students out of their comfort zones and into communities in need—including Appalachia and Washington, DC.

On a service trip to Jamaica, students worked at a camp for disadvantaged youth, using sports training to build self-esteem, teamwork, physical well-being, and Christian values. Another group will return to Jamaica for the 2014 service trip in May.

Learn more about opportunities on the Community Service website.


Circle of dancers at the Teddi Dance for Love

Teddi Dance for Love

32 years, 24 hours of dancing, over $960,000 raised

The annual Teddi Dance for Love keeps our students dancing for 24 hours straight to support Camp Good Days and Special Times, an organization for children and their families dealing with cancer and other life challenges.

To date, the event has raised over $960,000 for Camp Good Days and thousands of sore feet for our students!

Learn more about this event on the Teddi Dance for Love website.


Students painting a hallway during Project Community Convergence

Project Community Convergence

2 weekends, 5 schools, dozens of paint cans

Every spring, SWAV (Students With A Vision) takes over five inner-city schools for two weekends back-to-back for a bit of spring cleaning.

The event, known as Project Community Convergence, is one of the group’s largest volunteer events, where students paint, prime, reorganize, landscape, and make small repairs to schools needing some extra attention giving some smaller students a cleaner environment to learn.

Learn more about opportunities on the Community Service website.


High school students in classroom with plants

Community-Based Service-Learning

Thousands of seeds, hundreds of potential farmers

During one service-learning course, Fisher students and students from a local high school worked together to revitalize the high school’s greenhouse and vegetable garden, with a long-term goal of helping the students harvest and sell the crops to a farmer’s market.

Learn more about service-learning on the Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement website.


Student Club Profile

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)

Club Overview

Fisher's GSA is a resource on campus for any student or faculty member (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, a straight ally, or any other part of the LGBT spectrum) to come and have a safe space to discuss LGBT-related issues. Meetings are mostly discussion-based, with one or two major topics discussed every meeting.

Events

The biggest event every year is the Drag Show, which is usually held in mid-March. It includes approximately five-seven performers, and the group usually gives away 250 shirts the week before promoting the event.

Smaller events such as movies and speakers are scheduled throughout the year.

Contact

Email: fishergaystraightalliance@sjfc.edu

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