Community service

Princeton Review ranks Saint Michael’s among the best colleges for community service

Students at Saint Michael’s College Fire and Rescue, pictured here in 2018, respond to calls in Chittenden County 24/7.

Vermont Business Magazine Saint Michael’s College is recognized for its longstanding mission and passion for community service.

The Princeton Review, which publishes annual reviews of the nation’s top colleges, recently ranked Saint Michael’s College #25 on its list of colleges most committed to community service.

Saint Michael’s College has long focused on how students, faculty and staff can impact the wider community. Our founders, the Society of Saint Edmund, have their roots in service, hospitality, education and social justice, which are embodied by the College both inside and outside the classroom. class.

“We talk a lot about the importance of purpose at Saint Michael’s,” said Heidi St. Peter, director of Saint Michael’s Purposeful Learning. “As students begin to discover who they are and how they want to be in the world, we help them find ways to put their passions and gifts into action to improve the world around them. they acquire habits of giving back all their lives.

Here are some of the ways Saint Michael’s College serves the community:

  • The College organization MOVE (Mobilization of Volunteer Efforts), which engages nearly 70% of the student population in a number of community service efforts locally and beyond.
  • Saint Michael’s College Fire and Rescue, whereby student volunteers respond to emergency calls throughout Chittenden County 24/7.
  • The Peace and Justice Center of the College, student club and offers a Peace and Justice minor, which combines service and education.

“Service is at the heart of Saint Michael’s mission,” said Lorraine Sterritt, President of Saint Michael’s College. “What’s exciting is seeing our students experience this piece of our heritage in action every day. From responding to fire and rescue calls in our community to volunteering with local non-profit organizations, our students truly enjoy doing well and doing good in the world.

“I work with students every day who truly believe in the power of peace, justice and service,” said Dawn Ellinwood, Saint Michael’s Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. “It’s not just words for them. I see them come back from service trips to Immokalee, Florida, and New Orleans, LA, and they are truly changed. This experience of serving and caring for others continues to guide our students beyond campus after graduation.

Saint Michael’s is also again included among the best colleges and universities in the country, according to the publication of Princeton Review. The 388 Best Colleges for 2023. The results are based on the Princeton Review’s 85-question survey, which asks students to rate different aspects of their college experience.

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A student volunteer with the Saint Michael’s College Mobilization of Volunteer Efforts (MOVE) organization picks apples at Chapin Orchards in 2021. The apples were donated to the Vermont Food Bank for distribution at local food aisles.

About St. Michael’s College

Saint Michael’s College, founded on principles of social justice and living lives of meaning and consequence, is a selective Catholic college located just outside of Burlington, Vermont, one of the nation’s top college towns. . Located between the Green Mountains and Lake Champlain, our tightly-knit community guarantees housing for four years and offers internationally respected liberal arts and an innovative purposeful learning program, preparing students for fulfilling careers and to meaningful lives. Young adults here grow intellectually, socially and morally, learning to be responsible for themselves, each other and their world.

19.08.2022. COLCHESTER, VT – Saint Michael’s College