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Service and Volunteerism

Randolph College has a strong commitment to community service.

Life More Abundant logoLife More Abundant Program

All students are invited and encouraged to make a difference in the Lynchburg community and on our campus by participating in the Life More Abundant Program.

Through service, engagement, and working  with other students, faculty members, staff, and our community partners, students gain experience and understanding of five key principles which will prepare them for Vita abundantior –“the life more abundant.”

  • Extend learning beyond the classroom. The world is the classroom: To raise awareness about crucial social concerns, encourage students to view themselves as part of the global community, and challenge them to seek solutions to complex root causes of these systematic problems.
  • Intercultural Competence: To instill an ethic of caring of students, teach students about the importance of civic responsibility, and empower them to engage in active citizenship beyond graduation from Randolph.
  • Learning Outcomes: To illustrate the powerful connection between theory and practice by integrating community service with academic coursework/research, thus augmenting the university’s intellectual climate.
  • Growing a network: To support and recognize the efforts of individuals, organizations, and classes whose actions and commitment enhance local community agencies’ abilities to deliver services, thereby strengthening the relationship between Randolph and the local community.
  • The Red Brick Wall is not a barrier: To challenge students to embark on an inner journey of personal, intellectual, moral, and cultural development as they engage in service projects that meet the human needs and environmental concerns of the City of Lynchburg, the United States, and in many countries around the world.

Community Fellows

Community Fellows (CFs) are the catalysts of the Life More Abundant Program. They plan community service projects and events for the student body by collaborating with community partners. Community Partners are local non-profit organizations, such as The Lynchburg Daily Bread, Parkview Community Mission, & Miriam’s House.


If you have questions about the Life More Abundant Program, Community Fellows, or how to get involved in service opportunities, please contact the Director of Student Engagement in the Dean of Students Office, (434) 947-8119.

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