The University of Portland’s Moreau Center helps men and women develop skills, knowledge, and habits to improve the world through hope, compassion and solidarity. Rooted in Catholic social teaching, we provide direct service opportunities, leadership development, reflection and social analysis. The Moreau Center is named in honor of Father Basil Moreau, C.S.C., founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross. Inspired by his vision, we aim to make God known, loved and served by caring for our neighbors and working for the common good.
Service is one of the key components in a Catholic education. Students, faculty, and staff at the University of Portland find service with and for others to be a powerful way to apply their education and faith in the world.
There are many reasons to get involved with service and social justice activities at the University of Portland. Volunteering:
- Responds to a community or individual need
- Encourages academic, emotional, and spiritual growth
- Brings new friends together
- Creates opportunity for change
- Provides practical work experience and leadership opportunities
Participating in activities that raise your awareness to social concerns and issues of justice:
- Educates you in the tradition of Catholic social teaching
- Helps you integrate your academic studies with current issues and events
- Challenges you to seek the common good in all that you do
- Encourages you to think critically about your ideas and values
- Moves you to concrete action on behalf of others