Inspired by Gospel values and the Catholic social tradition, USD encourages students to serve with compassion, foster peace and work for justice. In this spirit, University Ministry offers students opportunities to serve and encounter people who suffer injustice, and to reflect on their vocation as disciples of justice and citizens of the world.
Romero Immersion Programs
The Romero Immersion Programs are designed to form hearts that long for justice; to empower students to always be conscious of the poor; and to encourage students to live in solidarity with the lost, the least, and the left out.
Students for Life
Students for Life is a UM-sponsored student organization dedicated to preserving the dignity of human life at all stages through educational, community outreach, and service programming.
Local Service Opportunities
There are many opportunities for community engagement in San Diego. Check out some opportunities available during the academic year.
Post-Graduate Service Opportunities
Do you feel called to serve domestically or internationally post-USD? Learn about faith-based volunteer programs and where our recent alums are serving.
USD's Catholic Social Thought (CST)
Catholic Social Thought is a rich heritage of wisdom and a living tradition of the Church's commitment to work for a just and peaceful society. Find out how USD is living out the tradition.