SLU Service Clocks Hits 150 Years
Thanks to volunteers who have given their time on campus, in St. Louis and across
the world, Saint Louis University’s 200-Years-in-One service clock has reached 150
years — marking 1.3 million hours of assistance logged in just nine months.
The news comes the same week the Princeton Review named SLU first in the country for engagement in community service and among the best in the nation in impact, a ranking that considers community service
opportunities at colleges and universities.
"The response from our SLU community to the 200-year-service challenge continues to
be tremendous," said Bobby Wassel, Ph.D., assistant director at SLU's Center for
Service and Community Engagement. "Seeing students, faculty, staff and alums from
across the country and around the globe making a positive difference in the lives
of those around them is truly inspiring."
Celebrating 200 Years
Launched in November 2017, the service clock honors SLU’s bicentennial by encouraging
participation in a year-long commitment to service. Time spent by students, staff,
faculty, alumni, parents and community members volunteering, mentoring and improving
the world around them can be logged through the 200-Years-in-One app or online at challenge.slu.edu.
The app archives service projects, offers a themed photo filter for use on social
media and powers the 200-Year Clock on campus at the corner of Grand and Lindell boulevards.
Learn about SLU's 200-Years-in-One Challenge's roots in bicentennial celebrations.
In addition to volunteer hours entered by people linked to SLU, several landmark entities
in the St. Louis region, including the Saint Louis Zoo and Missouri Botanical Gardens, and area non-profits such as Haven House St. Louis and the Assistance League of
St. Louis, are also logging volunteer hours to the clock.
For more information about the challenge visit slu.edu/200years. To learn more about SLU's bicentennial, visit slu.edu/bicentennial.