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Dorothy Day House

What is it?

Students enrolled in Peace and Justice Studies are eligible to participate in this residential learning community. This Peace and Justice Studies house is a vibrant hub of student culture and civic discussion.

The Dorothy Day House is a faith-based international living community where students practice Franciscan values in their daily lives. The community is modeled after principles embraced by Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement including nonviolence, simple living, hospitality, community involvement, daily prayer, and round-discussions. Students living here serve as campus ambassadors of peace and justice. They often host movies, dinners, and speakers.

*When determining who will live in the Peace and Justice Studies houses, students enrolled in the Peace and Justice Studies minor receive priority.



"Love casts out fear, but we have to get over the fear in order to get close enough to love them."

-Dorothy Day

Who Was Dorothy Day?

Recognized as an influential 'Peace and Justice' activist for social causes like women's suffrage and pacifism. She often associated herself with the radical fusion of activism and faith and worked towards the upliftment of women.


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