Service Clubs

Are You Autism Aware? | AYAA
Members of AYAA work hard to raise awareness for autism on campus, as well as in the Bridgeport and Fairfield communities. Additionally, the club promotes anti-bullying and open-mindedness as two of the major themes of their mission.

Best Buddies
Best Buddies works to enhance the lives of those with intellectual disabilities. Through the club's efforts, they offer events on campus for our SHU students, create relationships, work to offer social engagements, play games, and provide an environment where all who are involved can interact with and learn from each other. They hosted the first annual Midnight Madness Treasure Hunt for Best Buddies International on the SHU campus in 2009. This event provided an entire day and night of fun for our SHU students and Best Buddies members.

buildOn is a student-run organization that work to advance buildOn’s mission to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service, raising awareness, and educational events.

C2R Ministry Organization
Under the mission of Ebenezer Holy Temple, C2 RUSS is an evangelistic organization catering to the needs of the community by the means of environmental cleanliness and sanitation. Its mission is a threefold ministry whereby members or participants act as co-laborers in Christ into the streets of local Northeastern communities to clean and restore the streets, share the gospel of Jesus Christ, and build a safe and secure community.

Green SHU's
The Green Sacred Heart University Students or "Green SHUs" work to raise awareness and work to improve various environmental issues, including pollution, conservation and recycling efforts. The Green SHUs educate, advocate for change, collaborate with like-minded organizations, volunteer and fundraise all to promote their environmental efforts.

Habitat for Humanity
The purpose of the Sacred Heart University Chapter of Habitat for Humanity is to assist with the local Bridgeport affiliate in constructing homes, raising funds, and increasing awareness of housing issues in the community. This group provides SHU students the opportunity to rebuild the lives of those in the community and host events on the SHU campus, such as Sleep Outs, building sheds, gingerbread house creations during the holidays, etc. 

Hearts United | United by Love, Divided by Duty
Hearts United is a student club that exists for the purpose of helping veterans and active duty military personnel. The club's members engage in many activities and programs designed to assist veterans with personal needs and to provide service members stationed abroad with various amenities. The club's motto is "United by love, divided by duty." A constitution governs the activity of the club.

Ivory Ella
Ivory Ella is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping save elephants. Our mission is to look for different ways to give back and inspire others all while saving the elephants who are in great need of our help.

Lighthouse Christian Community
Sacred Heart University has a rich history of interfaith respect and cooperation. Between the Catholic Campus Ministry, the Center for Christian and Jewish Understanding, and a student group representing those of the Muslim faith, Sacred Heart has made an interfaith community a part of the fabric of the school. Alpha Christian Community seeks to expand this by forming a club to foster community and spiritual growth in the Protestant tradition of the Christian faith.

To Write Love on Her Arms
The Sacred Heart chapter of To Write Love on Her Arms is in support of the nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) at Sacred Heart University is a campus initiative that strives to organize students for the survival, protection and development of children worldwide through education, advocacy and fundraising as a UNICEF Campus Initiative group through the U.S.