The St Leo’s community lives the college’s mission in a variety of ways including through funding bursary support for residents who, but for the support of the college, would have no means of attending university. It supports UQ students who, through no fault of their own, have fallen on financial difficulties.
St Leo’s residents themselves invest considerable amounts of their own time and energies into raising money to support various causes. St Leo’s and Duchesne Colleges run the St Leo’s/Duchesne St Vincent de Paul Conference and support various charities as diverse as the Oaktree Foundation through to Movember.
Whilst all this work is all done for worthwhile causes, it also facilitates excellent social networking with Duchesne and together the colleges run semesterly car washes, trivia nights and through some thoughtful politicking, have persuaded the St Leo’s administration that any fines which are collected throughout the year should be donated to a charity of the fine-paying resident’s choosing.