Principle Four

Good Practice for Student Affairs ...

Creates opportunities for students to experience, reflect upon, and act from a commitment to justice, mercy and compassion, and in light of Catholic social teaching to develop respect and responsibility for all, especially those most in need.


We encourage and promote opportunities for service to those in need as essential to the support of the common good.

Examples of opportunities we provide for students to serve, reflect, and grow in light of Catholic social teaching include:

  • Alternative Break Experiences (ABE):   building community relationships of solidarity and hope with people in need.
  • Urban Plunges: a weekend commitment to community service with a focus on homelessness, poverty, and AIDS.
  • Volunteers in Service to Others (VISTO):  serving people in need who live in our local area.
  • Hunger and Homelessness Week: programming that promotes  understanding of hunger and homelessness as well as national initiatives for addressing these problems.
Principles of Good Practice