Coming together as a campus
At Simmons, service is a College-wide commitment. The S/RC's "signature initiatives" unite the entire Simmons community — faculty, staff, students, and alumnae/i — in engaging volunteer activities.
Our "all-campus" programs include:
- The student group Simmons Builds partners with Habitat for Humanity for Alternative Spring Break.
- The Simmons community contributes to Frosty's Friends, providing holiday gifts for more than 50 children in local community centers.
- More than 250 members of the Simmons community participate in the literacy and mentoring program Promising Pals at the James P. Timilty Middle School in Roxbury.
- Through AmeriCorps and the Massachusetts Campus Compact, students who complete 300 hours of service receive an AmeriCorps Student Leader in Service Education Award.
- On Global Service Day, all Simmons students, faculty, and staff members are invited to participate in on- and off-campus service activities.
Global Service Day
Annual Global Service Day took place this year on Friday, April 29th involving Simmons undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and alumnae/i coming together and spending the day volunteering. Part of the 2011 campus-wide Scholarship and Service Day, Global Service Day featured on-campus visits from community partners, letter writing campaigns, and multiple activities through our YWCA STAND Against Racism events. The Simmons community volunteered together off-campus at Scott/Ross community partners such as the Animal Rescue League, the Farragut Elementary School, Cradles to Crayons, Community Servings, The Fenway CDC, The Boston Living Center, The Women's Lunch Place and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston.
Simmons College STANDs Against Racism
STAND Against Racism is a national day of action organized by the YWCA to raise awareness that racism still exists in our communities and we can neither ignore nor tolerate it. Each year, Simmons joins the national STAND with opportunities for students, alumnae, faculty and staff to participate in activities aimed at ending racism in our community. In recent years, Simmons has participated in the STAND with an anti-racist book display and a pledge signing and the community has pledged over 350 commitments to ending racism! Many students, faculty and staff have also worn black and orange ribbons of commitment to ending racism.
The 2012 STAND will take place on April 27, 2012. Visit the Scott/Ross center if you are interested in coordinating or helping with the event.
Scott/Ross Center Main Office
Main Campus Building
Are you a New or Returning Student Leader for 2012-2013?
Please complete the General Application if you are interested in Student Leadership opportunities with the S/RC.Are you organizing a drive on-campus?
Complete and submit a drive form to the S/RC office.
The S/RC can help you get involved on your own
If you're looking for a community service opportunity that's right for you, stop by our office anytime. We'd love to help you find the best fit. We offer a number of resources to help you get involved in the community on- and off-campus.