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Why Catholic higher education:

Social justice and service

Catholic colleges and universities have a special commitment to community that emerges from the tradition of promoting justice and opportunities for all people. This same commitment is cultivated within students as they learn in an environment that nurtures not only their minds, but also their whole beings – body, heart and spirit. Students at Catholic colleges and universities are often encouraged, either through the curriculum or by peers, to become educated on issues of social justice and use their talents to advance social justice locally and abroad. Some institutions offer special service opportunities, and community service is a graduation requirement at certain colleges.

At Catholic colleges and universities, you’ll find that the call to service is more than filler for your résumé; it is a way of life that will stay with you long after graduation. The result is a legacy of graduates who are prepared for a happy and fulfilling life because they value service, community, learning and action.

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