A liberal arts education promotes informed, engaged citizenship. At Gettysburg, one of the most popular outlets for meaningful engagement with the world around you is community service.
Each year more than 1,400 students get involved in community service, offering more than 30,000 hours of their time working with the homeless, mentoring at-risk youth, and assisting in countless other ways. Many take place in the town of Gettysburg, while others are in Washington, DC, New Orleans, Alabama, Mexico, Nicaragua, Argentina, and other parts of the world.
The Center for Public Service coordinates the community service programs at Gettysburg. It challenges students to "think critically and act compassionately" through a variety of programs.