Ministry and Service
The Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice enable students to respond to the invitation of St. Ignatius Loyola to find God in all things. Students are encouraged to recognize this presence and to integrate all aspects of their lives—mind, body and spirit.
Campus ministry provides opportunities for worship and spiritual development for students of all faiths through:
- Spiritual opportunities include daily and weekly masses, lectoring, eucharistic and music ministry, faith-sharing communities, prayer groups and scripture study groups.
- Retreat opportunities such as the Get-Away retreat for first-year students, Approach, Encounter and other reflective retreat programs are available to all students.
Programs in peace and justice gather students to plan activities, share ideas and reflect upon social action in their lives. Organizations that support peace and justice issues include Pax Christi, Amnesty International, Earthbread, Earthcare, Students for Life and Habitat for Humanity.
Xavier offers many opportunities to be involved:
- Alternative Breaks Club, Earthcare, Natural Ties, Students for Life, and the Fair Taste Club.
Students also tutor area children, teach adults to read and write, volunteer in soup kitchens and run food drives and neighborhood clean-ups.