Service brings deeper meaning to students’ classroom experiences at Detroit Mercy

Service learning is an integral part of many disciplines at the University of Detroit Mercy. During the 2018-19 academic year, students at Detroit Mercy Law provided 20,000 hours of assistance to residents of metropolitan Detroit through legal clinics. Detroit Mercy Dental students completed just over 77,000 patient visits that added …

Grants aid Detroit Mercy service work and students

Recent charitable grants totaling more than half a million dollars will support scholarships, programs, faculty research and community outreach at University of Detroit Mercy. The two largest grants, totaling $420,000, were made by the Kresge Foundation to the Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC), a nonprofit architecture and urban design firm …

University Minister for Service and Justice Erin McDonald represented Detroit Mercy at a global gathering in Rome, Italy for the 50th Anniversary of the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES) of the Jesuits. During this gathering, McDonald had a private audience with Pope Francis, at which time he gave a …

Students, community enhance Fitzgerald neighborhood, Detroit-area gardens

University of Detroit Mercy freshmen kicked off their college careers by performing a day of service work throughout Detroit on Aug. 21-22. Students split in two groups and worked in the Fitzgerald neighborhood, just west of the University’s McNichols Campus, and assisted several Detroit-area neighborhood gardens and farms. The annual …

Volunteers needed for Honors Convocation

Dean of Students Monica Williams is looking for faculty, staff and students to volunteer for Honors Convocation ceremonies and liturgical service on Sunday, March 24. Students who volunteer earn points toward their leadership pin and medallion. Lunch will be provided in the Presidents’ Dining Room between 11:30 a.m. and 3 …

University Ministry Service Immersion Trips help students make a difference for others

University of Detroit Mercy students are currently preparing to help global communities through the institution’s annual University Ministry Service Immersion Trips. But to get there, students need the help of supporters through a special Detroit Mercy Crowd Funding effort. Each year Detroit Mercy students spend their winter or spring breaks …

Martin Luther King Jr. community events – Make it a day on, not a day off

Looking to get involved on MLK Day? Help the AmeriCorps Urban Safety Program board up vacant homes and clean lots around the Fitzgerald neighborhood near the McNichols Campus. The service day will begin at Bethune Elementary-Middle School, 8145 Puritan, on Monday, Jan. 21 at 8 a.m. Work will conclude at 2 …

Support our service immersion trips

For more than 25 years, Detroit Mercy has taken students out of the classroom and into place like the neighborhoods of Detroit, hurricane-ravaged streets of New Orleans, villages of El Salvador and daily lives of migrants in El Paso, Texas. University Ministry reminds the Detroit Mercy community that every penny counts …

Detroit Mercy honors our veterans

University of Detroit Mercy honored veterans from our community with a pinning ceremony in the Student Union Ballroom on Monday, Nov. 12. Sponsored by the Office of Student Life and the Student Programming Board, the ceremony gave each veteran a chance to share part of his or her story. It …

Detroit Mercy Day of Service

The annual Detroit Mercy Day of service brings our community together for a Saturday to improve our neighborhood and connect with local residents. This year’s day of service will be on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet in the Student Union’s Grounds Coffeehaus at 9 a.m. …