Aquinas House sponsors alternative spring break trips for anyone interested in spending their inter-term break serving others. On these trips, students give witness to the faith through charity and grow spiritually by attending daily Mass. In recent years, students have assisted at St. Gerard’s Campus High School for Teenage Mothers in St. Augustine, FL and at Maggie’s Place in Phoenix, AZ.
The Dartmouth chapter of the Knights of Columbus, Fr. Bill Nolan Council #15094, was founded in the spring of 2010 with the mission of fostering charity, unity and fraternity among Catholic men on campus. As members of the world’s largest Roman Catholic fraternal service organization, the Dartmouth Knights assist the community by providing AQ altar servers, engaging in pro-life work, and contributing to several other charitable causes.
Our Catholic identity calls us to reach out to the poorest of the poor, to the marginalized, to those left aside. Aquinas House students frequently volunteer at the Orford home, an assisted-living center for men and women with severe developmental disabilities. By simply spending time with residents, students see in a real and direct way what it means to be a human person and what gives us inviolable human dignity.
Although not directly affiliated with AQ, Vita Clamantis, the Dartmouth Coalition for Life, supports the Church’s mission by promoting the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death.