Center for Faith and Justice

First Years

CLASS OF 2025, Save the Date for the CFJ Kickoff Event!

Jump right in and get to know all the CFJ has to offer! Be introduced to the whole CFJ, choose what programs are for you, and make friends to last a lifetime.

Date: Sunday August 22nd 5:00-7:00pm

Contact: Spencer Liechty

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GetAway Retreat

GetAway provides first year students an escape from campus in their first semester. This experience provides a space to step back from busy college life, to have fun, meet other first-years, hear from upperclassmen's experiences, and reflect on where you want to go over the next four years. This is a non-faith based experience, so students of all or no faith traditions are welcome to participate.

Date: Friday-Saturday September 17th-18th, 2021

Contact: Spencer Liechty

Get Involved with Service & Justice

X-Change Weekly Service 

Want to engage with people in the local community while building friendships with fellow students? Join X-Change, Xavier's weekly service program!

 Sign up here to get more information about the X-Change program!

Contact: Angela Gray-Girton

Alternative Breaks 

Join a unique tradition of spending your spring break serving, learning about justice issues, and growing your sense of community.

Contact: Shannon Hughes

Community Action Day 

Join hundred of members of the XU community to serve the city of Cincinnati. No registration necessary -- Just show up at 9 am on the Xavier Yard ready to go!

Date: TDB

Contact: Tala Ali

Find Your People

Companion Groups 

Find companions for your journey. Our small group program provides a close community to share and deepen your faith.

Sign up here to get more information about joining a companion group! 

Contact: Colleen Ryan-Mayrand

Faith Communities

Catholic Student Mass: 4pm and 10pm Sundays in Bellarmine Chapel

   Contact: Roberta Whitley 

Protestant Worship: 8pm Sundays in Gallagher Clocktower Lounge

Muslim Prayer: 2pm Fridays in Husman Hall Interfaith Chapel

Muslim Students Association

   Contact: Tala Ali

Kehilat-X

Shabbat Services and Dinner: 5:15PM Fridays at UC Hillel (transportation available)

   Contact Rabbi Jennifer Lewis


Hear From Students About Opportunities for First-Years in the CFJ:

GetAway Retreat:

Common Ground: 

 Companion Groups:

10pm Mass: