A core principle of Ignatian Spirituality is that faith does justice. We live out a “faith that does justice” in a variety of ways across SU’s campus, and one of the primary places we do this is through Campus Ministry’s Social Justice programming. You can volunteer for service activities, engage in discussion groups, attend awareness-raising events, go on domestic and international immersion trips, join others in simple and community living, and advocate for justice on campus and around the state.
Several of our programs, like the Juvenile Justice Mentors Program, were created by SU students. Other programs, like the St. James Cathedral Kitchen homeless outreach program and Mexico Social Justice Immersion, have been changing lives for decades. Engaging justice is at the heart of Ignatian Spirituality and the mission of SU’s Campus Ministry.
If you share this passion, feel free to check out some of our programming on our website under the "Social Justice" tab or come by the Campus Ministry office (STCN 120) between 8:00am and 4:30pm Monday – Friday.
For more information about any of Campus Ministry’s social justice programming please contact Marilyn Nash, Campus Minister for Social Justice, or 206.296.2267
While action is an undeniably important aspect of working to create a more just and humane world, it must go hand-in-hand with contemplation. Education and reflection, in the context of community, are equally important aspects of the work of doing justice.
Campus Ministry offers several opportunities for educating yourself and reflection on social justice issues within community.
Education and reflection in community complement our call to act for and with others. Campus Ministry offers a variety of opportunities for service and action. Whether you are interested in hands-on direct service with marginalized communities or advocacy, we hope you will find an opportunity among our offerings, which include:
Campus Ministry's Immersions Program invites students to immerse themselves in the values of justice, solidarity, simplicity, community, and spirituality over an extended period of time, culminating in an on-the-ground experience in a particular experience. Students engage in a quarter-long cohort program learning about the complex historical, social, economic, and political realities of the communities they visit. Current immersion offerings include:
For more information on our Immersions Program and on specific immersions, visit our Immersions page.
Campus Ministry welcomes the experiences, tensions, and gifts of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer persons in the Seattle University Community. We honor our diversity as people made in the image and likeness of God by offering hospitality to all.
If you are looking for opportunities to bring faith into conversation with questions of gender and sexuality, we hope you will find fruitful community and support in some of our offerings.