Quinnipiac University Community Relations
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Local Community Programs

Supporting Area Non-Profits

Resource Type: Nonprofit Resource

Age Group: Business Owners

Eligibility: Hamden, North Haven

Celebrating and giving back to Non-Profits creates lasting ties within the community. Quinnipiac encourages students, staff, faculty and members of the local community to participate and invest their time to make a difference in causes that matter most. Together, we build stronger, more connected communities for a brighter future.

Community Involvement

75% Community Engagement Programs

Students who participated in helping the communities throughout Connecticut and around the world.

68% Service Learning

Seniors who participated in a service learning experience during their time at Quinnipiac.

Volunteerism and Philanthropy

16,346 Hours

Community service hours performed by students, faculty and staff through various initiatives.

$40,254 United Way Campaign

Contributions to the local community, 2022

$103,956.17 QTHON

Raised for the Children’s Miracle Dance Marathon, 2023

$25,382 Tap Out Hunger

Funds raised for local food networks, 2023

$165,885 Funds Raised

The amount of charitable dollars raised by fraternities and sororities for various local, national and international causes during the 2023-24 academic year.

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Collaborate on Volunteerism

Did you know that Quinnipiac students volunteer with dozens of non-profit agencies throughout the area? Reach out to us to discuss your needs and possibilities for how Quinnipiac can support your non-profit.

Organize a Workshop or Clinic for Your Group

We host non-profits and local organization on campus for workshops, educational opportunities and clinics. Contact us to discuss possibilities for your non-profit or small group.

Join The Big Event

During our Big Event day of service, hundreds of students, faculty and staff volunteer at non-profits throughout the Greater Hamden area. Our students also organize several fundraising events throughout the year to benefit area charitites that align with the missions of their organizations.

Our non-profit partnerships

The university partners with dozens of non-profits in Connecticut. Explore some of our partner agencies.

Quinnipiac and Haven's Harvest partnership video

Haven’s Harvest

Quinnipiac partners with Haven’s Harvest to help reduce hunger and support food recovery in Hamden. Quinnipiac Dining, which oversees food services at the university, donates its excess food directly to Hamden residents through Haven’s Harvest, a nonprofit organization that currently provides food to those facing food insecurity throughout Greater New Haven. Quinnipiac students volunteer to help distribute the food throughout Hamden.

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The Agency for Public Relations, Graphic Design, and Marketing Consultation

The Agency at Quinnipiac is an award-winning and student-run interdisciplinary firm specializing in public relations, graphic design, and marketing. Local businesses and non-profits can work The Agency to explore possibilities for services for their organization.

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Hiring Quinnipiac Students or Graduates

Hiring a Quinnipiac student to assist local businesses brings fresh perspectives and cutting-edge skills that can invigorate growth and innovation within the community. Their academic excellence and dedication make them valuable assets in driving success for small enterprises.

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