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Galvanizing Tomorrow's Civic Leaders



DU Service & Change (DUSC) is a student organization engaging the DU community in diverse opportunities that facilitate positive change for the greater public good.

DUSC has six separate committees leading different projects:

  1. Project Action – Weekly volunteer opportunities in the community meant to expose members to a variety of social justice issues. Project Action explores projects meant to start conversations of why these issues exist and the short-term relief volunteering can provide.
  2. Project Depth – Long term and committed projects where volunteers involved discuss and learn about public issues while exploring their root causes and looking for better solutions.
  3. Project Volunteer – One day events each quarter where University of Denver students, faculty, and staff can engage in volunteer activities throughout the Denver community.
  4. Project Connect - Leads drives and fundraisers throughout each quarter that promote awareness and help a specific cause through monetary and item donations. 
  5. Project Accelerate - Project support for aspiring DUSC student leadership, awareness, and support for a specific cause
  6. Project Outreach - Marketing and advertising for all events, fundraisers, and opportunities through DUSC's social media outlets and on-campus 

Get Involved!

Food Bank Volunteers

Join us at our biweekly meetings in Driscoll
South, Suite 18, next to the CCESL office (beneath the DU Bookstore). 

For updates, questions, and more, email DUSC at to be added to our listserv.

Like DUSC on Facebook.


Day of Action 

The Day of Action is a campus-community partnership that provides elementary students and their families a day long college experience. The Day of Action was started by a DU undergraduate alumnus, who wanted to teach his kindergarten class about college and inspire historically underrepresented youth to go to college. After partnering with DUSC for the first Day of Action in May 2013, it has become an annual event since. The motto for the event is "College? For Certain!"

Check out the 7th Annual Day of Action report here


DU Service & Change is proud of the work it accomplished in 2018-19!

During the academic year, 640 DU volunteers served 1,614 hours through 23 unique service projects working with 32 different community and campus partners across Denver. These partners included:


  • Asbury Elementary
  • Autism Climbs
  • Barnum Elementary
  • Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • City Nature Challenge
  • Cranes for Cancer
  • Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Department
  • Denver Botanic Gardens
  • DU Cheer Team
  • DU Dance Team
  • DU Programming Board
  • EMS Safe Walk
  • Excelling Leaders Institute
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Garden Place Academy
  • Hope for the Day
  • Humane Society of the South Platte Valley
  • Johnson Elementary
  • Latinx Student Alliance
  • Munroe Elementary
  • New Era
  • Office of Student Engagement
  • PB & J Club for the Hungry and Homeless
  • Pi Lambda Chi Latina Sorority Inc.
  • Pioneer Leadership Program
  • Project Worthmore
  • Public Achievement
  • Reading Partners of Colorado
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Special Olympics Colorado
  • The Bridge Project
  • The Women's Homeless Initiative

DUSC looks forward to an equally successful 2019-2020 academic year with even more service projects to engage DU students in creating change in our greater Denver community.

DUSC Leadership and Contact Information

If you have any service opportunities or volunteer projects that you would like DUSC to know about, please email us at:


Mika Smith and Carlie Harrison

Project Action:

Annie Berset, Georgia Peden, Avary Finch, and Amelia Tadanier

Project Depth:

Matthew Grimald, Florela Spahiu, and Laura Georgiev

Project Volunteer:

Addie Clay and Angelica Ortiz

Project Connect:

Katherine Zapata and Audrey Yin




Updated 6/12/2019