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Days of Service

Overview

At Nova Southeastern University there are a wide variety of opportunities for students to become involved in service experiences. These days of service are scattered throughout the academic year and allow for Sharks to serve the community in unique ways. Each experience focuses on a different community or social need. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming days of service this year!

Fall 2017 Days of Service

  • 9/11 Day of Service—September 9, 2017
  • Make a Difference Day of Service—October 28, 2017
  • National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week Day of Service—November 11, 2017

Winter 2018 Days of Service

To be determined.

Past Days of Service

  • Community Service Day for New Sharks/Shark Service Day
    During this experience NSU Sharks have fanned out across the Fort Lauderdale area and took part in a wide variety of projects including: Fort Lauderdale Ready Day – joining the City of Fort Lauderdale distributing all over the neighborhood packages with literature – including information with emergency preparedness for the hurricane season. Other groups of students have visited the Dania Beach Garden Patch for a couple of different projects.
  • 9/11 Day of Service
    In remembrance of the events of September 11, 2001, a group of students went to Snyder Park in Fort Lauderdale to help clean up the area assigned be utilized as a Frisbee Golf course project in clean nature.
  • Make a Difference Day
    Make a Difference Day originated in 1992, growing to be the largest community service effort in the nation. It takes place annually on the fourth Saturday of the October. This day rallies the efforts of major corporations, government officials, charitable organizations and the average American. Over 3 million people participate each year… make sure to be a part!
  • National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
    Together, the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement has partnered with organizations such as, Alpha Phi Omega to sponsor National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. The week featured a Meet and Greet with local community affiliates, the Oxfam America Hunger Banquet, and an informational session with Lauderdale Manor.
  • MLK Day of Service
    “Make it a day on, not a day off.” The NSU community has joined together to honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr by empowering individuals, strengthening communities, bridging barriers, creating solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King's.
  • Earth Day of Service
    Earth Day was started in 1970 as a way to raise awareness through active participation and education in environmental protection. The underlying goal of the day is to work towards more sustainable and environmentally-friendly community at NSU and the greater Fort Lauderdale community.
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