Community Based Learning & Volunteering

Responsible Contributors Engaging with the Community and Making a Difference


Loras recognized for national and community service in Washington D.C.

Presidential Award for Interfaith National & Community Service. Loras was the first college/university in the nation to be recognized with the Presidential Award for Interfaith Community Service by the Corporation for National & Community Service. It is the highest award a campus can receive on the federal level for their community service and service learning efforts. The video to the right highlights Loras’ values to serve on an academic and campus commitment level.

As part of the Dubuque National Service Partnership, Loras College was recognized as a Special Partnership Honoree for Excellence in AmeriCorps Programming and Service. learn more

Do you want to make a difference in the world?

Learn to Du it at Loras as part of your education, with financial support – and become a responsible contributor!

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Service: Integrated into your education

Loras offers 50+ courses that incorporates serving the community as part of the curriculum.

Service: Making college more affordable

Join other Loras students who, together, have earned more than a half a million dollars since 2009 to pay tuition or loans by serving through the Iowa College AmeriCorps and the Community Work Study programs.

Service: Connecting with other students

Collaborate with fellow students and the community to impact the lives of children and families challenged by cancer, disabilities and others while building social networks. Many Loras student organizations such as Dance Marathon, DuBuddies, Loras College Student Athletic Advisory Committee and many more.

Service: contributing to success in college

Research conducted across the nation – and here at Loras shows students who are engaged in Service Learning are more likely to be successful college.