Catholic Social Teachings (Social Justice Opportunities)

University Ministry is committed to practicing peace and justice in light of our Catholic, Franciscan values. We provide educational experiences along with actual action to eradicate injustice. 

Peace and Justice Action

  • Alternative Spring Break Trip: 8-12 students go on a week-long trip somewhere in the country to learn about social injustices and actively practice peace-making. 

  • St. Ben's Meal Program (monthly): Students, staff and faculty serve a meal at St. Ben's on the first Thursday of each month.

Peace and Justice Education

  • Catholic Relief Services: 2-3 students attend a Catholic Relief Services conference to learn more about how to educate students on campus about relevant social justice issues.

  • IFYC Meetings: The Interfaith Youth Core provides students with skills and training to become interfaith leaders on campus. The organization engages these students at meetings during the year.

  • Other: We have speakers and presentations based on the themed topics of the month/semester.