There is a hidden gem here at DU, and it is a force to be reckoned with.
DU Service and Change is bent on making an impact on our community—through its big heart.
The group prides itself as “a student organization engaging the DU community in diverse opportunities that facilitate positive change.” And it hustles to stay true to its words. In fact, in this fall quarter alone, it has contributed nearly 200 hours with their 75 members.
It has taken various service trips, from assisting a carnival at Asbury Elementary, playing croquet with senior citizens with Alzheimer’s, and helping out establishments that feed those in need, like Café 180 and Metro Caring.
On top of all these, the group has a long-term affiliation with the Bridge Project, where students commit time each week to tutor impoverished kids they are paired up with.
Yet, DUSC is so much more than volunteering. It is about fostering a community for students with a fire for impact. In each meeting, DUSC explores meaningful topics that fuels this blaze and sustains this great passion for service.
They have discussed inclusive excellence, the importance of service for the self and the soul, and their members’ dream service projects.
President Sarah Yaffe notes, “DU Service & Change is such an important part of my life because it’s filled with students and faculty members who all want to volunteer and change our community for the better. I didn’t have a place my freshman year until I found DUSC. Not only are we a student organization but […] we are a DU family.” And it is a family—of students in a private university dedicated to the public good.
DUSC’s most recent event was in partnership with PeaceJam on November 7th. The project engaged middle school students and taught them the importance of service.