The Landis Center provides service opportunities for students who are interested in volunteering. Our programs support a wide range of community services, with more than 30 local nonprofit partnerships, including organizations such as Easton Area Community Center, West Ward Neighborhood Partnership, and Third Street Alliance for Women and Children.
Another popular program is Alternative School Break, where teams of students travel during January interim or spring break and help communities build homes, paint, and tutor. Recent destinations have included the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, New Orleans, Chicago, and New York City. Lafayette’s Engineers Without Borders chapter has, for the past several years over breaks, worked to help bring, clean, sustainable drinking water to the village of El Convento in Honduras.
At Lafayette, a can-do spirit pervades, with students often creating their own projects. Active learning takes places inside and outside the classrooms in courses that emphasize a service component, turning an academic experience into something tangible and rewarding.
- Fall Break 2014 October 16, 2014This Fall Break, I joined the minority of people here at Lafayette who live more than a six-hour drive away from their house for a long weekend. Despite campus seeming almost deserted, there were people here if you took the time to find them. I tried to get as much of my homework done on […]Alexander Gordon-Sandweiss
- Bioinformatics: A New Science October 16, 2014Lafayette promotes a distinct type of education. Several classes offered at Lafayette can be considered interdisciplinary courses. This semester one of the courses I am taking is called Bioinformatics. The main emphasis of this class is to take large sets of biotic information and using that information to solve biological problems. This semester is Dr. […]Erika Hernandez