Men And Women For And With Others

Service and social action come full circle at John Carroll

Over the years, both formal and grassroots community outreach have established John Carroll’s reputation as an institution committed to community service. John Carroll service programs have evolved from one-time experiences to an integrated method, dedicated to engaging the community on a more meaningful level.

We’ve continued to refine these efforts to better embody the Jesuit Catholic approach to this kind of workan approach that is personal and reflective, an approach that embraces our diversity, an approach that realizes that service is not about coming into a community to fix a problem, but about knowing people and traveling with them on their journey.

Service and Social Action

Arrupe Scholars Program

In 2005, JCU established the Arrupe Scholars Program. This mission-based scholarship and learning opportunity is tailored specifically towards creating leaders for social action that are both trained in the academic study of inequality and committed to using their knowledge and abilities for the promotion of justice. In addition to coursework related to these issues, Arrupe Scholars participate in weekly service projects as well as global learning projects.

Immersion Experience Programs

In addition to the standard study-abroad programs that you’d expect at a university, John Carroll’s Campus Ministry offers life-changing immersion opportunities both domestically and internationally where students are exposed to issues of poverty and injustice while experiencing unique cultures and environments. Students engage in direct service activities, participate in experiential learning, and make educational site visits – while living in the very communities that they are serving.

Additionally, International Immersions in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation are designed to foster the sensitivity, knowledge, and skills that enable students to participate in peacebuilding, human rights, and conflict transformation efforts at home and around the world. Program locations include Northern Ireland, Berlin, Dominican Republic and South Africa.

Center for Service and Social Action

In 2007, the Center for Service and Social Action (CSSA) was created as a hub for service-learning on campus. CSSA develops service programs that build mutually beneficial relationships, create learning opportunities, encourage reflection and active citizenship, and nourish spirituality. More than 140 service opportunities, often connected to academic courses, are available weekly.


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