Center for Faith and Justice

Service and Justice

Xavier students holding an X flag, a student holding a board defining service, and a student holding a service t-shirt

The CFJ facilitates a number of service, immersion, and other experiential learning opportunities to deepen students' understanding of social justice issues and commitment to their local and global neighbors. Check out some of our programs below!

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The X-CHANGE Weekly Service Program provides an action-oriented entry point for volunteers to engage in the Cincinnati community through weekly service and reflection that encourages students to think critically and pursue social justice as people for and with others.

Contact: Angela Gray-Girton

Alternative Breaks 

During Fall and Spring Break, Alternative Breaks sends students to various locations across the country and abroad to tackle injustice through education, direct service, and reflection that moves everyone closer to lifelong active citizenship.

Contact: Shannon Hughes


Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice is an annual gathering for members of Jesuit institutions including high schools, universities, parishes, and other organizations to come together in the context of social justice and solidarity to learn, reflect, pray, network, and advocate together.

Contact: Spencer Liechty


Xavier Student Sustainability (XSS) provides students with the opportunities to create tangible changes on Xavier University's campus in relation to environmental sustainability issues.

Contact: Jennifer Lewis 

Community Action Day

Xavier University’s largest service experience held once per semester, Community Action Day (CAD) invites Xavier students, faculty, staff, and alumni to step off campus to learn from, grow with, and serve the communities surrounding our university.

Contact: Tala Ali

Go Deeper 

Dorothy Day Immersion (DDI)

Dorothy Day Immersions (DDI) provide students short-term opportunities to live, work, and reflect at the margins. Each experience challenges participants to understand their role in seeking justice in the world, build authentic community amidst difference, and engage their unique spirituality. Each group, no matter where they travel, examines racial justice, economic disparity, and faiths that do justice.

Contact: Shannon Hughes

Summer Service Internship (SSI)

The Summer Service Internship (SSI) is a paid summer internship for 20 students to serve full-time at local non-profit organizations and live in community on campus.

Contact: Angela Gray-Girton

Local Volunteer Opportunities

Additional volunteer opportunities across Cincinnati will be posted as they become available: