Rooted in SLU’s Jesuit-inspired mission of seeking truth “for the service of humanity,” the Center for Social Action promotes experiential learning opportunities that draw together people from diverse backgrounds and into contact with the world’s injustices.
Our work, like the other institutions in the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, follows the call of former Jesuit Superior General, Fr. Kolvenbach: “When the heart is touched by direct experience, the mind may be challenged to change.”
The Center for Social Action, as part of the Division of Diversity and Innovative Community Engagement (DICE), seeks to design programs, educate our campus and build communities for equity and social justice.
Universal Apostolic Preferences
The Center for Social Action and DICE work to apply the Universal Apostolic Preferences, developed by the Society if Jesus and Pope Francis as a way to unite all Jesuit institutions for a common purpose, through a lens of diversity, equity and inclusion.
DICE promotes interfaith exchanges and sharing different worldviews that lead to richer meanings and a sense of purpose and wellbeing.
Walking with the Excluded
DICE supports historically marginalized identities and creates a sense of belonging for all to thrive.
Creating a Hope-filled Future
DICE helps young people imagine a better future and provides tools to seek a more equitable and just social order.
Care for Our Common Home
DICE educates individuals to see the inter-connectedness of our lives and to value sustainable relationships to each other and the natural world.