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Dartmouth Center for Service
6154 South Fairbanks Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: 603-646-3350
Fax: 603-646-2645
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About the Center

Mission & Strategy

The Dartmouth Center for Service prepares Dartmouth students to lead lives of purpose in the world through engagement in service to others. We challenge our students to lead in the social sector, to link their service experience with scholarship, and to deepen their understanding of and contributions to the social sector locally, nationally, and globally.


Following two years of intensive study to understand how to best meet the needs of students interested in social sector leadership and volunteering near and far, the Dartmouth Center for Service launched in July 2015.

The early mission and strategy for the Dartmouth Center for Service was created with input from a working group comprised of faculty, students, staff and alumni. This working group spoke with many constituents, including nearly five percent of the student body. Their recommendations are reflected in the creation of the new center.

Prior to the inception of the Dartmouth Center for Service, service work had a long history at Dartmouth through the Tucker Foundation. The Tucker Foundation was created in 1951 by President John Sloan Dickey to honor William Jewett Tucker, Dartmouth's ninth president. Along with the newly created Tucker Center, we carry forward the legacy of the Tucker Foundation at Dartmouth.

Last Updated: 8/4/15