When you think of community service, you likely are thinking about direct service. Serving the homeless in a soup kitchen, tutoring a child, volunteering at the fire department, or assisting the elderly at a retirement community are all manifestations of direct service.
The COVE is an umbrella organization for over 30 student groups
that perform different kinds of direct service.
The university setting is a vibrant environment that poses many opportunities to experience service. We're here to encourage everyone on campus to get involved. COVE teams
are constantly in partnership with other groups around campus - Colgate Activities Board
, the ALANA Cultural Center
, religious life
, and fraternity and sorority life
, to name a few.
Presentations and speeches in classrooms are a fun and educational way to spread the word about service. We also take advantage of WRCU
, Colgate's radio station, the Maroon-News
, the university's weekly newspaper, the website, and bulletin boards around campus to get everyone involved.