Promoting Campuswide Respect and Understanding
Driven by Franciscan values and our University’s founding mission, the St. Benedict the Moor Justice Center offers support, services, and events for every campus community member.
- Justice Center
Service learning is a big component of a Saint Francis education. We help connect organizations in the local community to faculty, staff, and students.
We host a wide range of activities and events that bring together the campus community, from sports and recreation to lectures and discussions.
Largely driven by Student Justice Advocates, our social and educational programming promotes cultural diversity and social justice.
How to Get Involved
The Justice Center promotes a sense of belonging and affirms the God-given dignity of all who make Saint Francis an exceptional place to live, learn, and work. Here’s a closer look at how we do just that:
Service Learning Opportunities
With our mission and values in mind, service learning at Saint Francis focuses on finding opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to learn, grow, and give back to the university and the local community. In doing so, the Justice Center interacts with various community organizations and our students, faculty, and staff to encourage a harmonious relationship of service.
Throughout the academic year, the Justice Center hosts an array of activities and events designed to welcome and fully integrate students into the University of Saint Francis community. These engagement opportunities give students dedicated, quality time to learn from each other as one family. Events might include:
- Sports and games
- Community-building activities
- Service projects
- Dialogue and discussions
Social and Educational Programming
The Justice Center promotes student learning about diversity, inclusion, and social justice issues through in-class presentations, workshops, seminars, conferences, and other events. These opportunities include In Your House, a group-facilitated dialogue program designed to strengthen intercultural bonds in the residence halls.
Other examples of social and educational programming are:
- MLK Week Activities
- Allied Voices Spoken
- Diversity Speaker Series
- Culture and Languages Series
- Justice and Service Opportunities
- Interreligious Dialogues
- Hispanic Heritage Month
- Black History Month
- Economic Development
Collaborations Across Campus
In addition to our own initiatives, The Justice Center often assists or collaborates with campus clubs and organizations such as:
- Los Primos (Latino/Hispanic student club)
- “Find Your Why”
- Cougar Kings (men of color engagement group)
Become a Justice Advocate
Student Justice Advocates help foster a culture of belonging on campus by helping plan activities and events for your peers. Serving as a Justice Center ambassador also allows you to build valuable leadership skills.
Listen to Our Podcast
Dedicated to telling stories from the periphery, our podcast features interviews and discussions with various guests from the Saint Francis community.
“Community service was a big part of my choosing Saint Francis. I’ve always done service work and wanted to do even more in college. I love the opportunities I found, especially those in Fort Wayne. I volunteered at the food bank and served meals to homeless people almost every week in my first semester and I really enjoyed it.”Colin White ’23 Political Science
“One of my favorite things about a Catholic education is the focus on service. I love the feeling of helping others. It broadens you.”Margaret Kelly ’23 Business Administration
St. Benedict the Moor Justice Center
Trinity Hall 100-02