Community & Global Engagement

At Stonehill, we go beyond understanding the world as it is. We push past envisioning a world that is better. We act to make a more just and compassionate world a reality. Acting on the desire to make the world a better place is an intrinsic element of the Stonehill experience. Thanks to our Congregation of Holy Cross foundation, community engagement is rooted in our mission.

A Commitment to the Greater Good

The degree of engagement our students, faculty and staff achieve with the local, national and global community reflects our commitment to social justice, our belief in the inherent dignity of each person and our mission to foster critical thinking and free inquiry.

Our students are the kinds of people who get out there and make a difference. They’re in it for the experience, the people and because it’s the right thing to do. They provide nearly 100,000 hours of community service every year; building leadership skills, broadening their understanding of diversity and developing a keener sense of justice.

Whether it’s helping out at a local nursing home, participating in the Relay for Life, or building houses in Nicaragua, our students are constantly finding new and inventive ways to change the world.

Community and Global Engagement Blog

Why Aquaponics?

Aquaponics is a way to environmentally produce plants and small aquatic animals. They live in a symbiotic environment where the nutrients from the fish help the plants to grow and vise verse. There are many different varieties of aquaponic systems that one can create consisting of different types of food, different sizes and complexity. Normally, […]

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25 Simple Ways to be Sustainable: 1. Take shorter showers. 2. Turn off the water when you brush your teeth. 3. Wash your laundry in cold water. 4. Use a reusable water bottle. 5. Use a reusable to-go container. 6. Use a reusable mug. 7. Turn off the lights and use natural light (sunlight) when […]

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