The motto of all Ursuline Schools is Serviam, Latin for “I will serve,” which has been celebrated at Ursuline in Wilmington since 1893. As a student, you will carry on the long legacy of community service that has inspired our students to share their time and talents to improve the lives of others.
Ursuline Students assist more than 50 nonprofits each year in providing services to their clients and those in need. Local agencies and organizations that partner with Ursuline Students include Ministry of Caring's Guardian Angel Child Care Center, St. Patrick’s Center, Special Olympics, Ronald McDonald House, area hospitals, nursing homes, and daycare centers, among many others.
Service to the community is often self-motivated by a personal interest or family legacy. Faculty, administrators, the Counseling Department, and your fellow students are also available to help provide guidance for ideas on how to fulfill your Serviam requirement.
By the end of your sophomore year, you will have completed at least 80 hours of service. Members of the National Honor Society during their junior and senior years perform an additional 50 hours per academic year. A sophomore Serviam prayer service and dinner are held each May to recognize the importance of serving others in our neighboring communities. Throughout your years at Ursuline, you will find that Serviam becomes a part of your life. You will find as so many others before you that Serviam will become a part of who you are and your life will be better for it.