Center for Orientation and Transition Programs

A Faith That Does Justice

  • Trip Description

    Join Campus Ministry for a local "urban plunge" experience merging spirituality, justice, fun and community! We'll be exploring the greater Seattle University neighborhood, visiting local social service providers (like juvenile detention) and faith-based non-profits. The student leaders for this trip plan to have fun; as well as create space for reflection, sharing and community building. Plan to sleep in your residence hall (commuters will commute in from home). We will explore the ways relationship and faith make a difference in justice and service. You can look forward to real conversations about SU life on and off campus, volunteering at a community meal, some light outdoor service and (always) ice cream. This Immersion is open to all faiths, and both first year students and transfers. Limited to 9 students.

    List of Gear to Bring


    Students without the required gear will not be able to participate in the immersion.

    • Sleeping bag and pillow (we will be sleeping on the floor—inside camping!)
    • Sturdy, closed-toe shoes (sandals and flip-flops will not protect your feet at our service sites)
    • A lightweight waterproof jacket
    • Bring long pants to wear
    • Desire to serve, reflect and have some fun together!
    • Any medications for current medical conditions, especially for known allergies.

    Strongly Recommended

    • Two sets of clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Please dress appropriate for work and conservatively as to respect the diverse communities we will be working with.
    • Second change of clothes: casual, warm, comfortable for reflection and hanging out time.
    • Personal items/toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.) No showers for Thursday!
    • Water bottle
    • Journal or notebook if you'd like.
    • Board games or card games, optional
    • Camera, optional
    • Any other equipment that may be necessary for you.
    • Your campus card for Friday night and to get back into your residence hall.

    Remember we all need to pack light. This is only a short trip and we have limited room in the vans. You will need to bring a sleeping bag. The university has a limited number of sleeping bags for student use. Please bring your own if possible. If you cannot, please let us know by August 30th.