Social Justice Programs

In accordance with the mission of the University of San Francisco, University Ministry's Social Justice Program invites students to step outside of their familiar university lives, walk with people at the margins of society, and in doing so, open their minds and hearts to personal transformation.

The Social Justice Program provides community based learning in the Jesuit tradition: insertion experience, social analysis, reflection, and action.

Our Social Justice Program aims to:

  • Promote “faith that does Justice”
  • Develop leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world
  • Inspire students to live lives of hope, passion, integrity, and purpose
  • Instill in students the values of service and social justice for social change
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of the human experience and the importance of inclusive unity
  • Develop an understanding of students' abilities and gifts
  • Demonstrate an understanding of group dynamics and effective teamwork
  • Explore greater understanding of community, social issues and the self in community

  • In the Jesuit Catholic tradition, we challenge our students to be contemplatives in action who:

  • Engage in experiences that challenge their perceptions
  • Reflect with thoughtful attention to the influence and meaning of these experiences
  • Allow their discernment to shape and transform their purpose in the world
  • Actively develop relationships of compassion, justice, and advocacy
  • Participate and promote programs that strive to create a more humane and just world
  • Ignatian 6-Minute Challenge

    University Ministry is launching the Ignatian 6 Minute Challenge. We are challenging you and your department/office/club/organization to make a call, take a stand, and let your congress know you’re against President Trump's executive orders affecting immigrants and refugees.

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    Solidarity in Action

    Engage and build community by volunteering your time with nonprofit organizations throughout San Francisco that work on issues of homelessness, poverty, substance abuse, environmental degradation, and more.

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    Justice and Advocacy Programs

    Join us as we raise awareness and advocate for issues affecting our local, national, and global community.

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    Social Justice Clubs

    Passionate for justice, join a community of students dedicated to making this world a humane and just place for all.

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    Tutoring Program

    Do you love teaching, working with children, and making a positive impact in the community? Join our Tutoring Program and support elementary students in schools within the Mission District. Tutors receive financial compensation for their time, and transportation to and from the schools is provided.

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    For further information about our social justice programs, please contact University Ministry at um@usfca.edu or (415) 422-4463.

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