About Us

The Albert Schweitzer Institute was founded in 1984 as the Albert Schweitzer Memorial foundation and affiliated with Quinnipiac University in 2002. This affiliation has allowed the institute to sponsor several programs that not only carry on but invigorate Schweitzer's humanitarian legacy. The institute is a non-governmental organization in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.

The Albert Schweitzer Institute is committed to introducing Schweitzer's philosophy of "reverence for life" to a broad audience in order to bring about a more civil and ethical human society characterized by respect, responsibility, compassion and service. The institute endeavors to keep his work and philosophies alive for people throughout the world and for future generations who strive to serve humanity and alleviate suffering.

We've introduced students to volunteer opportunities in the local area, sent students on international trips to assist the needy, and brought inspiring world leaders to campus to speak on current issues.

Current projects of the institute continue to be inspired by Schweitzer, and its programs are multiplying as interest is generated among students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community. Most importantly, Quinnipiac University's commitment to international understanding and community service enables the institute to fulfill its vital mission of encouraging young adults to expand their horizons to a global perspective in the areas of humanitarian values, health care and peace.

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