COD Cares

COD Cares is a campus-wide program for students and staff to participate together in service activities that benefit communities served by College of DuPage.

Why does COD Care?

Residents of District 502 graciously support College of DuPage. They believe in our mission to be a center for excellence in teaching, learning, and cultural experiences. This show of faith and giving to College of DuPage is a good reminder that, beyond our normal duties, it is valuable to find new and different ways to give back. 

Spring 2018 Calendar

Keep your New Year's resolution to get involved! Join other COD Action Heroes in these upcoming group service activities. For all activities, please note that:

  • Meals or refreshments will be provided depending on the length and timeframe of activity.
  • Transportation for up to 25 people will be available on a first-come, first- served basis. Unless otherwise specified, buses will depart from and return to the Student Resource Center (SRC) south circle drive (outside of the cafeteria); however participants may drive separately or carpool with others.


Feed My Starving Children

  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Location:  555 Exchange Court, Aurora
  • Pack nutritious meals specifically formulated for malnourished children for shipment to distribution partners around the world.
  • 50 spots available
  • Max 2.5 comp hours are available for COD employees.


Northern Illinois Food Bank

  • Thursday, March 8, 2018, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Location:  273 Dearborn Court, Geneva
  • Inspect, sort, and package food donations at the NIFB warehouse to be distributed to local community food pantries.
  • 50 spots available.
  • Max 3.5 comp hours are available for COD employees.


Sustain and Reclaim: COD Cares Spring Day of Action

  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Location:  Student Services Center (SSC) Atrium
  • It's all about support Planet Earth, from collecting recyclables and re-purposing materials to sharing information about community sustainability activities.
  • Activities include creating tin can desk organizers and soda pop box pencil cases.
  • Everyone is welcome! Registration is not required.
  • Max 2 comp hours are available for COD employees.

Special Olympics Track & Field Competition

  • Sunday, April 22, 2018, morning hours (TBA)
  • Location:  Football Stadium on campus
  • Provide supportive service for athletes in the regional Special Olympics Track & Field Competition.
  • Tasks may include registration, award presentation, family host, athlete escorts and timers.
  • 60 spots available.
  • Max 6 comp hours are available for COD employees.

Compensated Service Hours

Compensated Service Hours are available with supervisor approval to encourage participation among employees in COD Cares group service activities listed on the calendar above. Please visit the webpage for specific details on how comp time may be used.

Contact Information

COD Cares

Ami Chambers 
Community Relations Coordinator
(630) 942-3823

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

  2018 College of DuPage