Dordt College has been named an honor roll member by the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. By being selected for the Honor Roll, Dordt is recognized by the highest levels of the federal government for a commitment to service and civic engagement on campus, in the community, and throughout the nation.
Dordt College's distinctive approach to education recognizes that learning must lead to service, and that service enhances learning. The strength and vitality of volunteer service programs at Dordt is primarily driven by students' own personal commitment to a life of Christian service. While the benefits of the volunteer project to recipients are key, these programs also provide students with a rich learning experience in planning, organizing, and leading, as well as other skills.
About 60 percent of Dordt students are actively involved in volunteering activities. And approximately one in 10 students are engaged in community-based service learning and practicum experiences as part of their required course work.
Three of the largest volunteer activities at Dordt are PLIA (Putting Love Into Action), AMOR (A Mission OutReach), and COP (Community Outreach Program). These opportunities give students a chance to create change and be a blessing in their immediate communities, throughout the United States, and across the world.
Students find many additional ways to make a difference. Some are involved in prison ministry, mentoring at ATLAS (a local Christ-centered ministry), tutoring students in area elementary school, and even serving as HopeLine coaches for the Dawson McAllister radio program.