Justice and Service opportunities provide students the chance to open their eyes and hearts to the poor, the marginalized and suffering in our world. Reflection on the experience is a major component of every activity. It is how students learn to be agents of change in our world through acting as a community.
International Service/Immersion Trips
During the spring semester, students travel out of the country to serve the poor. These trips are a time of service, immersion, and reflection on the lives of the people and cultures of Central America. Included with this program is the ISIP Pillars Retreat, where we reflect deeper on the five pillars of the program-learning, faith, justice, service, and community. Informational meetings will take place in the fall.
Saturdays in Service
Once a semester, service days are scheduled and all students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in work projects. Past work has included painting, cleaning yards and cemeteries, and gutting houses damaged by hurricanes or fire. We work with organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Bay Area Food Bank and Alabama Coastal Cleanup. Food, transportation and tools are provided.
Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice
An opportunity for students, faculty and staff to join in solidarity with other Jesuit colleges, universities and high schools in Washington, D.C. on November 7-9, 2015. Speakers, ranging from college students to those engaged fulltime in the work of service and peace, reflect on a wide range of issues and on the Jesuit commitment to justice.
Christmas on the Hill
A long-standing tradition, Christmas on the Hill centers on a month-long campus-wide outreach effort. In 2014, our community filled and decorated over 100 shoe boxes, filled with hygiene supplies for area homeless men and women.