In the Spring of 2019, Suffolk University will organize the 2nd Annual Boston Service Challenge: “Bettering the Common Good in the Commonwealth.” The Service Challenge is a friendly competition between local Boston area colleges and universities to increase their school’s community engagement in the Spring semester. The Service Challenge takes place over the course of the month leading up to Suffolk University’s annual Service Day. The Service Challenge will run from the beginning of March and conclude at the beginning of April. Service Challenge schools compete in three categories during the Challenge.

Competition Categories

  1. School Competition: the college or university with the most overall hours will get a prize.
  2. Individual Competition: the student who logs most individual hours from each college or university will be given an award.
  3. Club/Organization Competition: the student club, organization, or team from each college or university that logs the most cumulative hours will win this prize.

In its inaugural year (2018), four universities (Suffolk University, Babson College, Fisher College, and Newbury College) competed in the Service Challenge and we engaged over 160 students. Next year, we plan to increase the number of schools and number of students. If you are a student, local college or university interested in participating in Service Challenge 2019, please contact the CCE.