Mission-centered student leadership is at the heart of the work of University Ministry. Students provide vital leadership and pastoral presence in the University Ministry Center, as well as around the university and in the wider community. Whether as part of a year-long commitment or through contributions to a one-time event, our student leaders create engaging and meaningful opportunities to explore faith and spirituality, call our community into commitments of service, solidarity, and justice, lead prayer, guide reflection and sharing, and, following the example of our founder Fr. Samuel Mazzuchelli, O.P., “make school as much like home as possible.”
Central to the formation student leaders receive is an emphasis on Christian hospitality and welcome, the mission and heritage of the university’s Catholic, Dominican, and Sinsinawa traditions, and building interfaith cooperation.
Students are encouraged to discern their gifts, strengths, and passions when considering leadership in University Ministry, as there are a variety of ways to get involved. Just some of the faith-based leadership development opportunities we offer include:
- Alternative Break Immersion leadership
- Better Together Interfaith leaders
- Big Brothers, Big Sisters mentors
- Catholic Relief Services Global Fellowships
- Liturgical Ministry Coordinators
- Retreat Teams
- SLAM – Student Leadership and Ministry program
- Student worker and Internship positions
Students with a particular passion or general leadership interest are encouraged to meet with a University Ministry staff person to discuss leadership possibilities that would be right for you. You can contact a staff person to set-up a time to meet, or just drop by the University Ministry Center, Lewis 216.