Berkeley required community service well before it became a national trend. We have long held the notion that lessons learned in class and on campus are enriched in the community. Beliefs and values come alive in action as our motto of discipline, diligence, and integrity comes to life in community service.
Last year, our students performed over 32,000 hours of community service. Berkeley students are involved in a variety a projects aimed at fulfilling a need and making a positive difference in the world. Berkeley's community service efforts extend far beyond our Tampa Bay community, as many of our international trips involve a service component.
Community service is a chance for our students to learn how to be good citizens. It’s not about logging hours. It’s about unleashing leadership qualities and stirring students’ passions to contribute to their world. As a result, many of our students’ community service hours far exceed the requisite program requirements. They learn firsthand how much more they receive when they give back to the community.