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Friesen Center for Volunteer Service

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Huntington University's Friesen Center for Volunteer Service is a student-directed organization that mobilizes the campus community for Christian service.

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.

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 an average of 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.

Get Involved!

Visit the Friesen Center in the upper level of the HUB, call (260) 358-3696 or email