Social Concerns Seminars

Social Concerns Seminars

Social concerns seminars are academic courses that create opportunities for students to engage in social analysis, encounter community partners around the country, and reflect on their experience and its impact on individuals and communities. Most seminars include an immersion component which takes place during fall, winter, or spring break and require students to travel to different locations to address social concerns topics in context.

Students examine social issues from various perspectives, read relevant texts, study the role of Catholic social tradition, share in the life of the communities they work with, and participate in creating active learning communities during the entire course of the seminar. 

Saint Mary's College and Holy Cross College students are welcome! If you are new to Social Concerns Seminars, please contact Greg White at for information about application and registration.

FALL 2018 Seminars Application

Seminars Financial Information

It is very important that finances are not a hindrance to student participation in social concerns seminars. The mission of the Center for Social Concerns and this program is to provide opportunities for learning to all students. Click on the link below for more information.

Seminars Financial Information 

Seminars Leadership

Social concerns seminars depend significantly upon our student leaders. We are now seeking leaders for the 2018–2019 academic year! If you have been a leader in the past, or want to apply to be a new leader, please click on the application below. You are welcome to contact Greg White at with questions on the process.


Leadership for Social Change Fellow Program

Learn more about a new pilot program offered by the Center for Social Concerns.

Leadership for Social Change Fellows Program