Club Spotlight: VITA

Breanna Cole
bcole2@css.edu

The College of St. Scholastica offers a vast variety of opportunities to be involved with the community, both at CSS and beyond. One of these opportunities is the club Volunteers Involved Through Action. VITA is a club that focuses on providing one-time and weekly service opportunities and social justice education activities here on campus. With an already full plate of responsibilities, they also manage the CSS student food shelf.

Molly McCusker, a junior psychology major, is the student leader for this club, and she works very hard to maintain these on-going projects by coordinating the service and social justice opportunities available through VITA for students on campus.

“The goal of VITA is provide an opportunity for students to volunteer on a one-time or on-going basis, to inspire and cultivate personal growth, educate and mobilize for social justice, build and foster intentional communities and invite uninvolved students to participate in Campus Ministry programs and events,” McCusker said. “My favorite part about being involved in VITA is growing in my faith, meeting new students, and gaining a broader perspective of the local injustices in Duluth.”

This is a student-run group out of the Campus Ministry Center, where their core values are service, stewardship, spirituality, solidarity, and social justice. If one is wanting to get more involved with the community and expand their faith, check VITA out! They would be more than willing to accept new members. For more information regarding new opportunities and club meetings, contact VITA directly at vita@css.edu.