Register to Volunteer for United Way’s Day of Caring!

Dickinson has partnered with United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County's annual Day of Caring to honor President Margee Ensign's inaugural weekend with a morning of service in our community! Day of Caring is an opportunity for people to donate a morning to help local non-profit organizations complete needed work projects and to learn more about the needs of human service organizations in the greater Carlisle area.
 
Day of Caring will take place on October 6, 2017 from 8:30am to 1:00pm.
 
Students can register here. If you are unable to commit to the full morning due to class or other obligations, please indicate the time you are available in the form. Dickinson students must register by September 22.
 
Faculty and staff can register at United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County. Faculty and staff must register by September 15.
 
Organizations, teams, and other groups can register their group by contacting csss@dickinson.edu with a list of students, faculty, and/or staff participating. Faculty are encouraged to register their classes for a day of service or provide extra credit, coaches are encouraged to get teams involved, and student organizations are encouraged to volunteer together as a group. Groups must register by September 15!

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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Contact Info

Department Head:
Donna Hughes
Director
hughesdo@dickinson.edu

Staff:
Kim Sallie
Administrative Assistant
salliek@dickinson.edu

Phone:
717-245-1577
Fax:
717-245-8081

Location:
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.