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Justice Fellows

Join the Office of Service Learning for a yearlong exploration of justice issues culminating in a spring break trip to Washington, D.C. The cohort meets regularly to discuss the intersection of justice and faith. Fellows participate in weekly service with a local community partner through a core course, The Great Conversation: Service and explore the issues of systematic problems, public justice and the common good. In the second semester, Fellows are encouraged to explore specific justice issues they have a personal connection to—creation care, poverty, adoption, education, etc. With a focus on Clifton Strengths, students are challenged to develop a personal growth plan and address deep questions about justice, gain a better understanding of public policy and rethink their view of service.  

Purpose
The Richard F. Gross Justice Fellows focus on exploring personal understandings of the intersection of justice and faith, explore systemic issues facing communities today and create a personal development plan "to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God" (Micah 6:8, NIV). Using a holistic approach, Fellows gain firsthand experience of those working on the "front lines" through local service, visiting regional organizations and partnerships and considering national policy issues and the implications of decisions made at the federal level. 

Program Highlights

  • Learn about justice from a Christian perspective by engaging in service in the local community as well as a spring break service project.
  • Dive into the topics of injustice and response through monthly small group discussions with local community members, campus leaders and campus guests.
  • Spend your spring break in Washington, D.C., discovering how national and grassroots organizations are working to bring about justice and social change.
  • Gain firsthand experience in advocacy by presenting a community issue to your home state representative in D.C.

How to Apply
Complete your admissions application by November 1 (Early Action II) or December 1 (Early Action III).

Program Director
Greg Bish, Ph.D., Director of the Office of Service Learning
978.867.4347