Social Concerns Seminars

Social Concerns Seminars

Social concerns seminars are academic courses that create opportunities for students to engage in social analysis, work with community partners around the country, and reflect on their experience and its impact on individuals and communities. Most immersion components take place during fall, winter, and spring breaks 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. 

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 begin seeking leaders in the spring for the upcoming academic year. Through the year, we will be recruiting and inviting students to consider leading in a seminar for the 2017–2018 academic year, however, we aim to fill the leadership roles as early as possible. Click on the link below to learn more and apply.


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