Educational & Community Outreach

Dining Services operates not only to provide food for the campus community but also to provide academic resources and opportunities to student, faculty and the greater Carlisle community. Here are several recent projects Dining Services has played a role in:

Dining Services Sustainability Intern:
In conjunction with the Center for Sustainability Education, we employ an intern on a semester-by-semester basis to help guide our environmental and sustainable plans. Recent projects completed by interns include videos about our composting program and research into local purchasing.

Energy Challenge:
On an annual basis, Dining Services participates in the Center for Sustainability Education's Energy Challenge. Students are challenged to reduce their energy consumption on campus as Dickinson continues to work towards carbon neutrality by 2020. To kickoff the event, Dining Services agrees to dim lighting in the Dining Hall for "Dining In The Dark" to help create awareness.

In-Kind Donations:
Dickinson Dining Services routinely donates goods and services or at-cost pricing to campus and community organizations. We partner with organizations to support campus-wide events including Winterfest; Dickinson Children's Center events such as their pancake breakfast and chicken BBQ; the local Rotary Roast Beef Fundraiser; Final Exam Treats; First-Year Orientation; points each semester for charity given to SLCE for selected student-organizations; Project Share; Safe Harbor; The Salvation Army; and CALC's annual Empty Bowls Project Fundraiser.

We have donated products or services to community groups including Central Pa. Hospice Tree of Light, the United Way, Trinity United Methodist Church Stop Hunger Now, and Big Spring High School's Post Graduation.

Student Staff Management:
Dining Services annually hires a staff of student supervisors to oversee aspects of our operations. These students learn skills in management, communication, and teamwork in a real-life setting. Students wishing to work in Dining Services may contact us at