Campus Ministry

Service Immersion

 “Students, in the course of their formation, must let the gritty reality of this world into their lives, so they can learn to feel it, think about it critically, respond to its suffering and engage it constructively.”

-Rev. Peter Hans-Kolvenbach, SJ, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Keynote address at Santa Clara University's Justice Conference, October 6th, 2000.

Campus Ministry’s Service Immersion Programs invite students to immerse themselves in the values of justice, solidarity, simplicity, community, and spirituality over an extending period of time. Students engage in a year-long cohort program learning about the complex historical, social, economic, and political realities of the communities they visit.  

Over the years students have traveled to West Virginia, Belize, Ecuador, and Mexico (among other places) to learn from and serve with marginalized and vulnerable communities with whom we have long standing relationships. 

 Each program draws on the wisdom of Catholic Social Teaching and the richness of Ignatian spirituality. Students gain tools skills for critical reflection and for integrating these experiences into their vocational discernment.  All students are welcome and encouraged to apply.  

For more information please contact Jimmy McCarty at 206-296-6079.

Current Service Immersion Opportunities


Appalachia       Spring Break 2015

Mexico              Winter Break 2014

British Columbia              June 2015