Service for Humanity

How We Do Humanics

Each year, Springfield College students, faculty, staff, and alumni take part in a day dedicated to community service called Humanics in Action Day.

A student works in a community garden during Humanics in Action Day.

Humanics in Action Day highlights the commitment by Springfield College to year-round community-based service programs. Our students contribute more than 120,000 hours of service to programs in schools, neighborhood organizations, and city programs.

Humanics in Action Day began in September 1998. It was the idea of Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics Peter Polito and leaders of the New Student Orientation program to revive and expand an event described in the 1918 Springfield College yearbook. In the early years at the College, student work groups volunteered to improve the developing campus. Since 1998, Humanics in Action Day has been a day of service to the local community.