Making an impact in our region and beyond
In a rapidly changing and complex culture, Messiah’s mission as a Christian university contributes to the common good of church and society—a common good rooted in a Christ-centered commitment to the dignity, welfare and human flourishing of all of our neighbors.
We invite you to explore this website to learn how Messiah University students, employees and alumni are already promoting the common good—through: economic impact; educational, recreational and cultural impact; community and volunteer service; and sustainability and environmental impact.
Community and volunteer service
Messiah University students and employees are deeply involved with serving their local communities. In fact, Messiah has been nationally recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its commitment to service learning, community service and civic engagement.
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Educational, recreational and cultural impact
Messiah University is a significant educational, recreational and cultural resource for its students, employees, and alumni—and for the surrounding region. Messiah is committed to keeping its educational programs as affordable and accessible as possible for its students and their families. And with its celebrated arts programs, public educational programming, championship athletic teams, and the recreational and natural resources of its 471-acre campus—Messiah University additionally provides a wide variety of opportunities to its neighbors in Central Pennsylvania.
Messiah has long been educating students about environmental stewardship and ethics and the importance of caring for the earth. Now, environmental stewardship efforts at the University include everything from a robust recycling program, to an organic community garden, to a student-led composting program, to active restoration of the on-campus Yellow Breeches Creek.
Messiah University works intentionally to steward of the natural resources on campus and in its region, reduce waste and its carbon footprint, and to serve the community through numerous programs and partnerships.