Indian Immersion Experience
The Indian Immersion Experience is a two week long Immersion into the heart of India. Students and staff members who participate in the Immersion raise funds before they leave to donate to the charities they visit and volunteer at on their journey. The Immersion aims to:
- Build meaningful relationships with individual people or communities by way of an extended period of visitation.
- Return to the same community and signify a longer and evolving term of commitment.
- Assist with the education of the poor or those on the margins in these communities.
- Prepare our students to ‘speak for the poor’ throughout their lives.
- Seek ways to more effectively use our resources at the College for social justice work in our own local community.
The Brothers’ program encourages students to go above and beyond, and pushes them to use their unique gifts and talents in service for others. Brothers’ provides a framework for students to lead in an area of their choice and to follow the call from Edmund Rice to be at the service of others.
Students receive an award based on the number of hours of community service they do during their senior years at the College.
A bronze award recognizes 55 hours of community service
A silver award recognizes 150 hours of community service
A gold award recognizes 300 hours of community service
The Blue and White award is presented to members of the College Community who have been outstanding witnesses to the service of others. Recent recipients of this prestigious award have been Br. Matt McKeon and Fr. Frank Jones.