Community Engagement & Service
When you're looking to make a difference, Simpson provides you with ample opportunities
Service to others is in our DNA and we take special care to foster that within our students. John Wesley, whose teachings inspired Methodism—the religion affiliated with Simpson—is often quoted as saying, "Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can." It's what we strive to do at Simpson.
Some ways to get involved
Wesley Service Scholarship
The Wesley Service scholarship supports students who are involved in volunteer service.
The scholarship requires:
- 80 hours of verified services (40 hours each semester)
- Experience journals
- Selected common readings regarding service
- Participation in peer reflection group
- Attendance at one training meeting per semester
Other Campus Clubs & Organizations
Many student clubs and organizations are service-oriented. Examples include: Sustainability Club, Sexual Assault Response Advocates (SARA), Best Buddies and Rotaract.
More opportunities to serve
Religious Life Community
Simpson's Religious Life Community (RLC) provides service opportunities at a variety of non-profit organizations. Regular partners include Catholic Worker House, Central Iowa Shelter and Services, Children and Family Urban Movement, Second Chance Dog Rescue and Habitat for Humanity. Student transport is always provided. RLC coordinates alternative fall and spring break trips to allow students to spend their break doing service in a variety of locations across the country. Learn more here.
The Culver Center
The John C. Culver Center serves as the nonpartisan hub for civic engagement and political events and activities at the college. Click here for more information.
Sororities & Fraternities
Students involved in Greek Life at Simpson are among the most service-oriented at the college. Each chapter promotes a particular philanthropy and conducts service and programming around their philanthropy. To learn more about Greek life at Simpson, click here.