Mission:

Centered in the rich tradition of Catholic Social Teaching in dialogue with the contemporary Jesuit commitment to a faith that does justice, the Center for Service and Social Action seeks to educate for justice by offering opportunities for learning through service and advocacy. The Center connects the campus with the community through sustained   partnerships   that   enable   us   to  realize  the  Jesuit  goal  of  developing well-educated men and women who understand what it means to stand in solidarity  with  those living in poverty and who are marginalized;  to engage in ongoing reflection; and to build a more humane and just society.

Goals:

  • Strive to promote academic excellence through service-learning
  • Promotes reflection among people of all faiths & those of no faith about the meaning of service in their lives
  • Encourage deliberation to challenge uncritical assumptions about the lives of others, especially those at the margins and living in poverty
  • Develop an awareness of one’s civic responsibility
  • Engage service participants in advocacy work that aids in developing solidarity
  • Encourage work that advances the promotion of justice and social action
  • Seek to create a genuine understanding of others’ lived experiences through significant, ongoing personal interactions
  • Encourage participants to reflect on how their service experience informs their   vocation