A tradition of service is shared by Dartmouth alumni and current students alike.
Speaking at his first convocation as president of the College in 1946, John Sloan Dickey ’29 memorably challenged students to remember that “The world’s troubles are your troubles ... and there is nothing wrong with the world that better human beings cannot fix.” That spirit of leadership and service remains at the core of the Dartmouth student experience today. As a part of its 250th anniversary celebration, the College’s yearlong service initiative, The Call to Serve, challenges the Dartmouth family to give back by volunteering in their communities.
Since the initiative was launched in January, over 100,000 service hours have been logged by students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and family on the service initiative’s website. These hours represent the community's impact both here in Hanover and around the world.
As seen in the images below, the types of service and volunteer opportunities pursued by students at Dartmouth have changed over the last several decades. Share your favorite service memory from your Dartmouth days or any recent volunteering that you have contributed to the College's goal of 250,000 service hours on social media—and add the hashtag #DartmouthServes.
By contributing 250,000 hours of volunteer service in honor of the College’s 250th anniversary, the Dartmouth community is making a positive impact one hour at a time in 2019. How are you currently serving your community or the organizations closest to your heart?
Be sure to log your hours through The Call to Serve!