Lakeland University's Community Involvement

Making an Impact

A universal quality of Lakeland University students is a passion for bettering our homes and communities. At Lakeland, there is no shortage of opportunities for students to become involved and make a positive impact in the lives of others.

Here is a small sample of recent community service projects and events:

  • The Alpha Phi Iota fraternity held a successful blanket drive for Redeem and Restore, collecting 41 blankets and financial donations.
  • The Beta Sigma Omega fraternity held a successful clothes drive in the fall for the Sheboygan Salvation Army. The Betas volunteered at Jackson Elementary School with the brat fry carnival and their ticket or treat and haunted walk event. The group also served food during the Alumni Awards event at Homecoming.
  • The Phi Delta Omega sorority held its annual Sexual Assault Awareness Week event in the spring, raising dollars and awareness to help combat sexual assault. In the fall, the Phi Delts raised money for the Sheboygan Humane Society by putting faculty and staff members in the doghouse.
  • The Pi Kappa Gamma sorority collected feminine care products in the spring that were donated to Sheboygan County Interfaith.
  • The Global Student Association hosted its annual International Food Night in the fall and the popular International Night in the spring, which featured a celebration of the cultures of students attending Lakeland through song, dance and other performances.
  • The Betas, Black Student Union and Ulrich Center hosted the annual Essence of Heritage program, which features musical performances, spoken word, guest speaker, scholarship ceremony and awards.
  • Lakeland hosted 45 Special Olympics athletes in the spring for a Sports Day that was organized by Lakeland's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). The Special Olympics athletes, who were primary from the Sheboygan and Manitowoc clubs, participated in six 10-minute stations where they tried the sports represented (track, basketball, baseball/softball, soccer, tennis and weightlifting).
  • Lakeland hosted its second annual one-day Broadway Bootcamp in the spring. The free event is a chance for high school and current Lakeland students to train with award-winning Broadway artists and Lakeland faculty in voice, dance and acting. It is the only offering of its kind in the region for aspiring music and theater students.
  • A team of staff and students from Lakeland's Madison Center had fun in December sorting toys, winter clothes, personal care items, snacks and school supplies for the Dane County Boys and Girls Club's Annual Holiday Extravaganza.
  • Madison Center Director Ezi Adesi read to youth at Gompers and Lowell Elementary Schools at their annual Read Your Heart Out event.

Lakeland's Ulrich Center for Faith, Justice & Ethics has offered several programs open to various segments of the community, including:

  • Fall Confirmation events entitled "Is God Real? Why Does it Matter?" and "Deep Waters.”
  • LUforREAL event which explore various topics. Recent events included a panel discussing "The Cost of White Christian Nationalism" and "Introducing Orthodox Judaism.” Lufor REAL also hosted a spring trip to the Illinois Holocaust Museum.
  • The annual Spring Ethics Conversation entitled "Domestic Violence: What Can We Do?"
  • The Ulrich Scholars Group hosted several service projects including a springtime lunch fundraiser for Safe Harbor and an Earth Day cleanup.
  • The annual Mission House and Founders' Day lecture programs, as well as the Indigenous People's Day program.
  • An MLK Day Service featuring Lakeland graduate Darryl Moore and Black Student Union members.
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