Huntington University is a Christian liberal arts college in Indiana

friesen center

Huntington University's Friesen Center for Volunteer Service is a student-directed organization that mobilizes the campus community for Christian service. The Friesen Center involves students in the local community, instills a lifelong tendency toward service, and promotes the idea that one person can make a difference. You can get involved with the Friense Center by either signing up at the beginning of fall term, or by calling the the office (located in the upper level of the HUB) anytime throughout the year at 260-358-3696.

Founded in 1992, the Friesen Center, formally the Joe Mertz Center, has become and integral part of Huntington University campus life. Many students, faculty and staff give generously of their time and talents to serve God and His people. More than 70% of resident students are involved in some form of volunteer service, and more than 10,000 hours of labor are contributed by the campus community each year. The Friesen Center was named in May 2013 in honor of Dr. Norris Friesen, for his his lifelong commitment to serving others.

 Our Mission: 

  • Involve students in meeting the specific needs of the community.
  • Instill a tendency towards service, realizing one person can make a difference.
  • Inspire a lifelong commitment to unselfish acts.

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Huntington’s work in India to growHuntington University has had a relationship with Chennai’s Home of Love in India that has grown in the form of service trips to this orphanage. Over the past three years, the trip has experienced a consistent rise in popularity. This new facet of life for Huntington University has some big plans in store for its future.
HU’s Friesen Center awards two servant leadersOn May 1, the Friesen Center for Volunteer Service named the winners Huntington University Servant Leadership Awards. The recipients were Emily Carbaugh, a biology pre-med major from Orbisonia, Pa., and Abby Goering, a social work major from Carol Stream, Ill.