Social Justice Programs

Through workshops, speakers, and the integration of education and reflection into all of our community engagement initiatives, we promote social analysis and further students' capacity to contribute to social change.


Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice 

The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice is an annual gathering for members of the Ignatian family (Jesuit institutions and larger church) to come together in the context of social justice and solidarity to learn, reflect, pray, network, and advocate together. It is a place where people are empowered, re-energized, inspired, challenged, and supported by a community that sees faith and justice integrally linked

  • The CFJ takes a group of students annually to this event in Washington D.C. For more Information Click HERE!

Urban Plunge

"We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continued bondage of poverty, deprivation." Nelson Mandela

Urban Plunge is an overnight urban immersion experience that takes place annually. It is for students who are interested in learning about poverty and homelessness, social justice, solidarity, and how to respond in light of their faith. This is not a service trip. We will be learning about poverty and homelessness by visiting agencies, listening to speakers, participating in simulation activities and small group discussions, etc. We will draw on faith through reflection and prayer. It is a great way to get to know other first and second year students with similar interests, to learn about the city, and to deepen and broaden our perspective on poverty and homelessness.

Contemplatives in Action (CIA)

Contemplatives in Action is a weekly conversation group for juniors and seniors at Xavier who have demonstrated a commitment to faith and justice.  Discussion topics include spirituality, justice, life after Xavier, lifestyle choices, and discernment.