Service and Social Justice
Salve Regina students have a long history of serving others and working for social justice, both locally and across the globe. The social justice teachings of the gospel and the church call us to a faith that does justice. The needs are many, so there is never a lack of ways to make a difference.
Service in the Community
Through the Mercy Center for Spiritual Life, students engage in a variety of service activities. Students can cook and serve meals for the homeless at the McKinney Shelter, make birthday cards and banners for the Confetti Foundation, tie blankets for My Brother’s Keeper or visit My Brother’s Keeper and deliver furniture to families in need, or participate in local beach clean ups.
Mercy and Justice Immersion Experiences
At the Mercy Center we offer multiple opportunities for extended service experiences. These immersion experiences offer service along with a real experience of community and time to reflect on what you are doing and why. Students can choose between an urban plunge, an alternative spring break focused in Rhode Island and a trip which goes to Appalachia, or try a different one each year!
At the Mercy Center we are committed to transmitting Catholic Social Teaching and engaging the Five Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy. We do this through programming which dives into social justice topics, through awareness efforts to bring attention to issues of justice in the world and through service opportunities that include an element of reflection on causes of injustice and responses to that injustice based on principles of Catholic Social Teaching.