Mines News

Release Date Monday, August 6, 2018

Mines Freshmen Give Back to Community on Day of Service

The 2017 Freshmen Day of Service involved 360 students who logged more than 850 hours. Mines students continue to give back to the community throughout the year by participating in established programs such as EPICS and Honors that help get engineers and scientists involved in community service projects. Student organizations at Mines also undertake separate volunteer work throughout the year. Mines scholar athletes donated nearly 3,000 hours of community service time during the last school year.  

 

More than 350 South Dakota School of Mines & Technology freshmen will take part in this year’s Freshmen Day of Service Sunday, Aug. 19, heading to neighborhoods and service organizations to clean, restore and assist with projects.
 
Volunteers will serve 20 community partners, both on campus and in the Rapid City and Black Hills area, completing over 900 hours of community service before the first day of class.
 
“The School of Mines and the Student Activities and Leadership Center is thrilled to coordinate the 6th Annual Freshmen Day of Service. The experience of serving one’s community is invaluable to our incoming students. We thank our students and community partners for their generosity, because without them, this event would not be possible," said Graham Davis, Assistant Director of the Student Activities and Leadership Center.
 
Students will spend time with a variety of community partners this year, including:

  • Alpha Chi Sigma - Professional Chemistry Fraternity
  • Boy Scout Ranch
  • Central States Fair
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Feeding South Dakota
  • InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
  • Journey Museum
  • Kids Against Hunger
  • Kiwanis Mary Hall Park
  • Main Street Square
  • McGillycuddy House
  • Mercy Housing
  • Outdoor Campus West
  • Rapid City Parks and Recreation
  • SD Mines Alumni Association
  • SD Mines Campus
  • SD Mines Football Team
  • SD Mines Foundation
  • WAVI (Working Against Violence, Inc.)

Media are invited to follow select Mines students who are volunteering during the day of service.

Last year’s day of service involved 360 students who logged more than 850 hours. Mines students continue to give back to the community throughout the year by participating in established programs such as EPICS and Honors that help get engineers and scientists involved in community service projects. Student organizations at Mines also undertake separate volunteer work throughout the year. Mines scholar athletes donated nearly 3,000 hours of community service time during the last school year.  

 

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About SD Mines  

Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,654 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $61,300. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat

Contact: Charles Michael Ray , 605-394-6082, charles.ray@sdsmt.edu