• Service Honors


The Office of Community Service recruits volunteers from the student body, networks with service agencies in the community that need volunteers, matches and places volunteers with an agency of their choosing.

Participation in community service a visible way to live the mission of Mississippi University for Women, and service allows students to share their talents with those in need, learn more about themselves, and give back to the community they call home.

The Office of Community Service maintains a list of service opportunities and organizes a variety of service events from afternoons of service to three day service trips. For most events, the office facilitates transportation to service sites.


What's Happening in Community Service

Alternative Break- Spring 2015

Spring 2015 Alternative Break dates are Friday, February 27th -Sunday, March 1st. 

Each year, the Office of Community Service and the W Leadership Program chooses a location in need of service and plans a weekend dedicated to helping the area. Students will stay in primitive lodging throughout the weekend and will participate in physically demanding activities. The work done will be very meaningful for participants as well as residents of the selected location. Selected students will receive 15 hours of community service. Participants will depart early Friday morning (all morning classes will be missed) and arrive back to campus Sunday afternoon. Transportation and meals will be provided.

At this time all the spots for Alternative Break 2015 have been reserved. If you're interested in being added to the waiting list, contact Callie Hampton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Kimone Holtzman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You can also stop by the 2nd floor of Cochran Hall to be added to the waiting list.

There is a mandatory trip meeting for ALL attendees on  at 5pm in Cochran, 303.  This is required for all attendees, if you have a conflict with this meeting please contact Callie Hampton, Community Service Intern at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or stop by Cochran 200.  All attendees will need to bring Health Insurance information (Card, Policy holder name and Policy number) to the meeting on 2/19 at 5pm.

Fall 2014

Fall 2014

 Alternative Break November 14th-16th                                                                                                                                                                                                   The W partnered with Habitat for Humanity in Meridian, Mississippi for the Fall Alternative Break.  The experience included 17 students for a two day two night stay in Meridian helping Habitat for Humanity refurbish two different houses whose owners did not have the financial means to support the labor costs of a contractor. Students on the trip earned 15 hours of Community Service and helped two families enhance their living environments to stay healthy and warm during the winter weather.      

















































Thanksgiving Baskets
The W Leadership program and Staff Council partnered to organize the annual Thanksgiving Day Baskets.  Each year The W family collects non-perishable food items fit for a Thanksgiving Meal. The baskets are filled by student groups and campus offices and delivered to local families in need.  This year The W provided Thanksgiving Baskets to 43 families.   


Contact Kimone Holtzman at 213 Cochran Hall or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you're interested in volunteering


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