Volunteer Opportunities

Interfaith Service Trip: Join us over Fall Pause in Philadelphia filled with service, meaningful conversation and interfaith exploration. We will be partnering with Interfaith Philadelphia to explore worship spaces, participate in community service and learn about diversity in Philadelphia. Applications due September 28th. For more information email rellife@dickinson.edu.

CommServ Coordinators needed! We are looking for leaders to help connect Dickinson students to the Carlisle community through regular service opportunities. Keep Hope, Carlisle Tutoring, and Habitat for Humanity are the programs that need coordinators. Apply here!

Service Trips are accepting applications to Hawaii for the Winter Break Service Trip. The service trip will take place from January 4 to January 13, 2018. The trip fee for the 2018 winter break service trip is $850.  Some scholarship assistance IS available. Contact servicetrips@dickinson.edu after submitting your application for more information. Applications are due Thursday, October 11 by 4:30pm.

Welcome to the Center for Service, Spirituality and Social Justice!

Social justice is defined as “promoting a just society by challenging injustice and valuing diversity.” It exists when “all people share a common humanity and therefore have a right to equitable treatment, support for their human rights, and a fair allocation of community resources.” In conditions of social justice, people are “not to be discriminated against, nor their welfare and well-being constrained or prejudiced on the basis of gender, sexuality, religion, political affiliations, age, race, belief, disability, location, social class, socioeconomic circumstances, or other characteristics of background or group membership” (Toowoomba Catholic Education, 2006). CSSS seeks not only to expose students to the opportunities for service and experiencing differences in faith but also to encourage students to understand what it means to challenge injustice, support human rights and work to bring about a just society. 

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Department Head:
Donna Hughes

Kim Sallie
Administrative Assistant


Landis House
Mailing Address

Orange is the color of CSSS and you might wonder, “why orange?”

The color psychology of orange is optimistic and uplifting, rejuvenating the spirit. In fact orange is so optimistic and uplifting that we should all find ways to use it in our everyday life, even if it is just an orange colored pen.

The color orange relates to social communication, stimulating two-way conversations. A warm and inviting color, it is both physically and mentally stimulating, so it gets people thinking and talking!

Orange aids in the assimilation of new ideas and frees the spirit of its limitations, giving us the freedom to be ourselves. At the same time it encourages self-respect and respect of others.