Community ministry at Marian University inspires students to put their faith into action through numerous service opportunities on campus and within the Indianapolis community.
Every Friday afternoon, students take active reflective roles (STARR) by diving into various experiences with food pantries, homeless shelters, mentally disabled adults, and inner-city after school programs. There are also Saturday service opportunities, and new students are invited to join in a day of service before classes even begin, so that they can have a basis for reflection on the Franciscan values and Catholic Social Teaching.
One of the most powerful opportunities offered to Marian University students is Alternative Spring Break. The college offers trips to places such as Appalachia, Kentucky, New Mexico, Chicago, and Nicaragua. This carefully orchestrated week of immersion, service, and reflection encourages students to become active and concerned citizens.
Ways to Serve
- Alternative Breaks
Alternative Breaks Application, due October 25
Want to break away for winter, spring, or summer break? Go serve with other Marian University students!
- Marian University Knights Called to Serve
Alumni and current students come together for a day of service on and off campus.
- Marian University in Motion
Saturdays just got more fun! Move your body and join in a morning of community service all over the city. Breakfast and lunch are provided.
- Students Taking Active Reflective Roles (STARR)
Every Friday 2:55-5 p.m. Meet in front of Clare Hall. Become a STARR by serving weekly at a variety of non-profits with a group of students.
Explore the opportunities in community ministry. Your energy, voice, and vision are essential to work for a more just and humane world. Stop by Clare Hall, Room 117, and let the change begin!
Jeanne Grammens Hidalgo
Director of Service and Social Justice
Clare Hall 117