Located in the northwest corner of Ohio, Defiance College was founded in 1850 as Defiance Female Seminary. It became known as Defiance College in 1903 and is affiliated with the United Church of Christ.
Defiance College’s vision creates an educational experience of engagement in civic, cultural, and learning dimensions for 100 percent of its students. Defiance recognizes the fundamental responsibility of colleges and universities to become more engaged for the public good. Defiance College’s Website>>
McMaster School for Advancing Humanity
The McMaster School for Advancing Humanity was founded to serve as a focal point for teaching, service, scholarship and action to improve the human condition worldwide. The mission of the McMaster School is:
* to educate students for responsible citizenship;
* to produce committed global citizens and leaders who understand the importance of individual liberties in improving the human condition worldwide; and
* To encourage graduates to take an active role in addressing these issues in whatever professions they may choose.
The School serves as a catalyst for innovative, interdisciplinary, community-based work by creating and supporting opportunities for teams of faculty, students, and staff to use their academic and professional skills to address community needs. McMaster School’s home page>>
McMaster Cambodia Learning Community
Since 2004 the McMaster Cambodia Learning Community (MCLC) has worked with partners in Cambodia to develop and conduct training workshops for teachers, counselors at the Cambodia Women’s Crisis Center (CWCC), and physicians in urban and rural areas. Defiance undergraduates have developed workshops in pre-algebra, geography of Southeast Asia, communicable diseases, basic math, and reading strategies, among others. At the CWCC, students have provided training in natural forms of birth control, basic hygiene, infant care, and basic English for the food service industry. Pre-med undergraduates have presented training in the use of microscopes and methods to diagnose malaria and tuberculosis. All training materials written by the students are translated into Khmer and left. Since 2004, approximately 390 Cambodian teachers, physicians, and counselors have been trained. From a campus of 1000 undergraduates and 46 full-time faculty, 90 students have participated in the interdisciplinary MCLC, 35 of whom have traveled to Cambodia. Learn more>>