Community Outreach - University Ministry
Students Spend Breaks Helping Others
UDM University Ministry Service Immersion Trips allow students to live the charisms of the Jesuits and Sisters of Mercy by offering “compassionate service for those most in need” and developing “men and women for others.” During the 2013-2014 school year, 80 students and staff traveled to such locations as New Orleans; Chicago; Detroit; Sacramento; Salem, WV; Pine Ridge, South Dakota; and El Salvador to help those in need: building and rebuilding, dealing with hunger and homelessness, and urban and rural poverty.
The Campus Kitchen Project is an emerging leader in community service for students and resourceful anti-hunger programs for communities around the country. UDM is the first Campus Kitchen in the State of Michigan. Approximately 300 students participate in the program to provide 40 meals weekly to senior community members in their homes.