Students of Service

Will you change the world, or will the world change you? At the University of Dayton, we're dedicated to giving back. Every year, countless University of Dayton students volunteer to serve - in the Dayton community and in the far stretches of the globe. Here's a glimpse of faith in action.

Get Involved through Campus Ministry's Center for Social Concern

If you keep up with the news, it's easy to get cynical and try to hide from the world. Faith calls us to the opposite response: hope and action. Feed the hungry. Shelter the homeless. Care for the sick. Tutor the kids who need help. Protect the vulnerable. Care for God's creation. Learn more about social problems. Lobby political and economic leaders to make positive changes. You can answer your call by getting involved in the upcoming CSC opportunities listed below or in the blue box to the left.

Latest News and Events

UDI 383: Hunger and Homelessness Minicourse

Be a leader for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Register for the Hunger and Homelessness Mini Course UDI 383.

Students who register for this class will have the opportunity to educate the UD community on issues of hunger and homelessness and encourage people to take action on hunger and homelessness. Students who take this class will lead in the planning for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and will help plan and develop service projects, reflection opportunities, advocacy events and will help with the fundraising and planning of the Thanksgiving Food Baskets. The class will meet once a week on Wednesday nights from 8:00pm-9:30pm at Liberty Hall room 01.

For more information about this mini course contact Claudia Guzman at


Go Green on Graduation

Do you want to continue UD’s tradition to learn, lead and serve in your future? Sign the graduation pledge and join other seniors wearing a green ribbon for social and environmental responsibility. Visit the Graduation Pledge page to learn more.


Table of Plenty: Care for Creation and Economic Development

Tuesday, April 15 - Noon-1:15

Liberty Hall Rm. 08

Please join us for this month's discussion on how we can care for the environment and simultaneously help people to develop economically, particularly the poor. Lunch will be provided by the Center for Social Concern staff. We hope you will consider joining us! 

To RSVP > > >


Fasting: An Interfaith Perspective

Tuesday, April 15 (6:30-8:30pm)

Barrett Dining Room, KU

Perspectives on Faith and Life Series

Join faculty, staff and students for a free dinner, presentation and facilitated table discussion.  Our presenters are Dr. Muhammad Usman, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Mary Cummins Wlodarski, Campus Minister for School of Law and Graduate Students. Please RSVP by Friday, April 11 at


Campus Ministry Photo Contest 2014

We are looking for photos that characterize your experiences in Campus Ministry at UD. Winning photos will be enlarged and displayed in Liberty Hall through next year and may be used in future Campus Ministry publications. If you win, you will receive the enlarged copy of your photo. Please submit an electronic copy (original files only please) of your photo with your name, phone and e-mail address to Mary Niebler at We prefer photos which have a capture resolution of 2048x1536/ 3 megapixels. Deadline is April 16. 


A Walk for Justice and Peace

Good Friday, April 18 - 12:00-2:00pm

Come walk the Stations of the Cross connected with contemporary social justice issues. It will begin at Courthouse Square (Third and Main Streets), rain or shine. Join us for all or part of this walk around downtown Dayton.


End of Year Move-Out: Collection/Recycling Drive

April 30- May 5

Join us in re-using, recycling, and/or donating everything you no longer want! Look for bins in residence halls and information in the neighborhood! We could also use YOUR HELP to collect & sort non-perishable food, clothing, school supplies, & small household items to be donated to UDSAP, St. Vincent de Paul, and Catholic Social Services Refugee Resettlement. To volunteer, contact Bro. Brandon Paluch, SM at , stop by Liberty Hall 107, or call 937-229-2516.


Campus Ministry Calendar

Here's what's coming up in all of Campus Ministry, including the service and justice programs sponsored by the Center for Social Concern.