Recent Awards and Distinctions:

- ESF Recognition Award, 2009

- Top 5 Campus Chapter of the Year, 2008

- Awarded a $3,000 Grant for being named "Honorable Mention for Campus Chapter of the Year", 2008

- Awarded a $10,000 matching Grant from State Farm, 2008

- Syracuse University Chancellor's Award for Community Service Leadership, 2008

Who We Are

SU-ESF Habitat for Humanity is a non-denominational college chapter of Habitat For Humanity International.

As a chapter, we host work projects on weekends that offer students a chance to work in the community to fix the problem of sub-standard housing in the local area. Work projects in the city and the surrounding areas also help to strengthen the connection between the campus and the community as well as help those in need.

We also work on advocacy, teaching the university community about poverty housing issues through out the entire year through events like Act, Speak, Build Week and community fund raisers.

Our largest annual projects are the Alternative Break Programs. Every year, we send groups to various locations in the Southeast U.S. through Habitat's Collegiate Challenge Program where students build homes and have a blast at the same time. Last year, we sent a total of 124 students and we are always looking to send more!

In addition to the activities designed to help others we also make sure to have fun ourselves. With trips, lecture series, games and many outings as a club on campus, we stay united as students and faculty fighting poverty housing and having a good time doing it.