Service, Faith & Justice

Central to a Jesuit education is the cultivation of community service, a passion for justice, and a life of faith. University of San Francisco students have many opportunities to apply these values to their studies, careers, and personal lives. Whatever your background, you will find a place to put your values and spiritual growth to action.

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"In high school, I gained a passion for service and I knew USF would help me continue this passion."

Jessica Siquig, Mathematics 2017



  • CORE (Communities of Reflection) programs provide students with opportunities to build community, share life experiences, support one another, explore and share spirituality and faith, and engage in issues of social justice.
  • University Ministry provides opportunities for the USF community to apply Ignition spirituality to their lives and work through justice and community action programs.
  • The Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought is dedicated to enriching the Jesuit, Catholic character of the university through scholarship and application of Catholic intellectual tradition on contemporary social issues.


  • Arrupe Justice Intersession Immersion programs are short-term opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to live, work, and reflect in economically marginalized communities around the U.S. and the world.
  • The Erasmus Living-Learning Community allows students to learn, discuss, and apply information and ideas together through various community-based research projects.