Volunteer Opportunities

Montgomery Service Leaders: MSL is a two-and-a-half-year program for work-study eligible students that partners Dickinson students with local non-profits. Complete the Level 1 application by Thursday, September 13 by 11:59pm. Please email montgomery@dickinson.edu with any questions.

Service Ambassador: The program is an opportunity to be a leader in your residence hall, first year seminar, and other clubs and activities by providing information about community service activities in the Carlisle area. Students involved in this program will participate in at least two service projects a month and have an informal meeting once per month. Apply by Friday, September 21 by 4:30pm. Please email csss@dickinson.edu with any questions.

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.

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

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.