The White House

The President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge

Advancing Interfaith Cooperation and
Community Service In Higher Education

Mercer is one of approximately 250 colleges and universities across the country to commit to a year of interfaith cooperation and community service as part of the President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge. Administered by the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and the Corporation for National and Community Service, the initiative seeks to impact specific community challenges, from homelessness to mentoring to the environment, while helping to build social capital and civility.

Mercer’s participation during 2011-2012 will include interfaith service days in the Macon community involving a number of campus organizations such as the Student Government Association and religious, student government, service and special-interest clubs. Students, faculty and staff will work along alongside volunteers from community churches, mosques and synagogues. Lectures, interfaith dialogues and other special programs will also be part of the University’s participation in the Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge.

Check out the event and news pages on this site for more information about how Mercer is answering the challenge of building a more civil, informed and prosperous society.