SOC 360 Experiential Learning: Social Justice in Action
Through collaboration with community activists, students gain grounded insight and hands-on experience while learning from the perspectives of those in the community. In return, students offer host organizations their skills in sociological analysis and research.
Pax Christi, Marian University Chapter
The Peace and Justice Studies Program works closely with the Marian University chapter of Pax Christi, USA. This organization witnesses to the call of Christian nonviolence. This work begins in personal life and extends to the reflective transformation of society. Pax Christi, USA, rejects war, preparations for war, and every form of violence and domination. It advocates primacy of conscience, economic and social justice, and respect for creation.
Related Opportunities at Marian University
The Environmental Stewardship Program focuses on raising environmental consciousness on Marian University's campus through educational efforts that highlight the connection between global ecological concerns and peace and justice issues and through an extensive recycling program.
Service Learning and Internships
A variety of service projects, service learning courses, and internships are available. Service learning courses combine real-life experience with academic insights and internships provide students with vital work experience.
Students have served in various locales including, Catholic Worker houses, Second Helpings, St.Vincent DePaul, Habitat for Humanity, elementary schools, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, and after-school tutoring programs.
Students may also take an entire course designed to give them experience with peace and justice work.
Community Ministry Projects
- Hunger Banque
- Blood Drive
- AIDS Education
- Homeless Shelters
Marian University students participate in a variety of domestic and international alternative break immersions, including trips to New York, Appalachia, and El Salvador. These immersion trips provide students with the opportunity to see the world through others’ eyes and encourage them to build friendships and a sense of solidarity as means of creating structural justice.
For more information, contact:
Director of Community Ministry