Service & Justice Experiences (SJE)

Washington DC, Spring 2017

Service & Justice Experiences

provide opportunities for students, faculty, staff and alumni to serve locally, around the United States, and abroad during university breaks. Participants in the program: Serve with people and partner organizations who work every day to improve the lives of impoverished and marginalized people in their own communities Build community within their groups and begin to develop relationships with the people with whom Villanova partners Complement class work with first hand experiences of life at the margins of society and exposure to the knowledge and insights of people they encounter Explore their spirituality and develop a deeper relationship with God while living out the Gospel value Examine issues of injustice and develop a life-long commitment to working for the Common Good

Applications are due Tuesday, August 29 at 11:59pm

Advisory Council

The SJE Advisory Council is a newly forming group of students, faculty, staff and alumni who gather to examine the SJE program. They will work together to ensure that the program is evolving with the times and is effectively serving the student population as well as our community partners.

SJE Advisory Council Interest Form




Advisors are faculty, staff, and alumni, of Villanova who: Participate in group activities before, during, and after the service break week to become a part of this unique community. Are responsible for responding to emergencies and other serious matters during the experience. Insure that University policies and protocols are followed. Work as a team with the student leaders Supporting them in their leadership Planning preparation meetings and group activities Engaging in daily check-ins during the week to review the day and discuss the following day. Assisting in planning and leading reflections. Monitoring the budget and spending during the week. Engage in the entire experience and have a tremendous time doing so! If you are interested in being an advisor, please complete an interest form.

Interest Form

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For more information about the Service & Justice Experience Program visit us in   St. Rita Hall or contact:

Kate Giancatarino 
[610] 519–6285

St. Rita's Hall B02