Community Service Programs

The Rush University Office of Community Service Programs was first established in 1991 to create a thriving network of community service programs that matched Rush Medical College student interest and initiative with the social and healthcare needs of the Chicago population. Since then, the program has grown to include all disciplines within Rush University. Students now have the opportunity to participate in clinical and non-clinical community service programs that are administered through this office.

The Office of Community Service Programs' mission is to: 1) assess the need for potential services in the Chicago community that could benefit from the voluntary assistance of Rush students, 2) match these services with the students' desire to be part of an active community service experience, 3) coordinate these activities to the mutual benefit of all, and 4) evaluate the effects of community service experiences on the personal learning and development of the students.