Students volunteering together at a fighting hunger event.

Leadership and Service

To Lead is to Serve Others.

At Saint Francis, ‘leadership’ and ‘service’ are synonyms. That’s because both leadership and service give us opportunities to build friendships and connections to our community while deepening our relationship with Christ.

Student Missionaries

Becoming a Student Missionary at the University of Saint Francis is an opportunity to channel your love for Jesus Christ into a meaningful mission. Imagine being a guiding light for fellow students, fostering connections that go beyond words. As a Student Missionary, you’ll play a pivotal role in crafting experiences that touch the soul—from planning transformational events to leading inspiring Bible studies and prayer groups.

Your presence will be a welcoming beacon, creating a warm and inviting space for every individual to explore their faith journey. This is more than a role; it’s an invitation to shape lives and be a catalyst for transformation.

Student Missionary positions are open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. To prepare, Student Missionaries participate in the university’s student leadership program, along with our Spiritual Leadership Formation Program. The latter is a year-long program centered on the following pillars:

To learn more, contact Campus Ministry.

Service Opportunities

Service isn’t just about giving back; it’s a transformative journey that shapes character and hones valuable skills. At the University of Saint Francis, we’re excited to offer students a gateway to make a difference and grow in profound ways.

Our service opportunities go beyond the surface, delving into the heart of what it means to be compassionate and empowered. By immersing yourself in these experiences, you’ll not only impact lives but also cultivate attributes that will stay with you long after graduation.

March for Life: Join us as we stand up for the unique dignity of each person by participating in student trips to local and national marches, held in both Fort Wayne and Washington, D.C.

Dive into Service Projects: You’ll find a range of service opportunities and events at Saint Francis that allow you to contribute in meaningful ways:

Your journey through service starts here, where you’ll not only make a positive impact but also nurture qualities that will serve you in every facet of life. Let’s create change, together.

Getting the care you need

Spiritual Accompaniment

We are here for you. Spiritual accompaniment is about supporting the whole person in times of personal crisis, including our spirits. We will always show you grace, love, and compassion.

Learn more about what makes life at Saint Francis so special.