At Notre Dame, service learning starts at the Center for Social Concerns.

Students volunteer at Bethlehem Farm in Pence Springs, WV

The Center for Social Concerns (CSC) facilitates service opportunities for more than 3,500 Notre Dame students each year. If you want to serve, chances are, you’ll do it through the CSC.

In addition to the more than 60 local agencies through which you might serve, you can propose a CSC course based on your interests. Not only will you serve a cause close to your heart, you can raise awareness of—and support for—your cause throughout the Notre Dame community. Learning becomes service to justice.

If you’re interested in serving outside the South Bend community, enroll in the Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP), a three-credit theology course featuring an eight consecutive week immersion at one of more than 100 sites across the country.

In addition to making the world a better place, by serving through the Center for Social Concerns you will:

  • Open up new lines of inquiry
  • Bring real-world relevance to classroom learning
  • Apply your learning to the larger community
  • Gain a deep understanding of how your line of study can positively impact the world

Learn more about the Center for Social Concerns