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More Information About the 2021 SSLP​

In light of additional sites that were added in January, the application for the 2021 SSLP will reopen from February 3-15, 2021. The application link will be available here starting February 3.

Service and Justice Learning - You will serve at a vetted non-profit organization in your local community. Depending on the options in your community, you may be able to choose from a  variety of categories, such as hospital clinics, parishes, schools, summer camps, and other community-based organizations. We have around 120 sites all over the country, so take a look at our Site Directory. Students work at least 35 hours a week for 8 consecutive weeks at their organizations. 

Academic Credits - THEO 33936: Kinship on the Margins, a three-credit theology course graded S/U. The course counts toward 8 minors and 2 majors. The SSLP also allows you to register for THEO 20625,: Discipleship, which fulfills the second Theology requirement. The SSLP does not count as a first or second Theology requirement. 

Funding - A $500 stipend, and a $2,500 scholarship toward the Fall 2021

Housing Options -

  • At home in your local community or where you have secure, safe housing for 8 consecutive weeks 
  • “On site” - some organizations have residential facilities where students can receive room/board. You may participate in the SSLP in this way as long as you are within a 4 hour drive from your hometown community 

To Apply - Students must have experience in service to others, either formally or informally, be in academic and community good standing, and be available for eight consecutive weeks during the summer of 2021. For more information, or to be put on a waiting list, please contact Emily Garvey (

Timeline For The SSLP 2021

  • Fall 2020 - Application, Interview, and Contract Signing (around 5 hours);
  • Spring 2021 - Formation and orientation assignments (around 5 hours);
  • Summer 2021 - Service, weekly reading, short journal entries (35-40 hours of service a week for 8 consecutive weeks); 
  • Late August/Early September 2021 - Submit capstone project and participate in integration sessions (around 4-5 hours).

Other questions? Contact SSLP Assistant Director Emily Garvey at 574.631.1040 or

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Upcoming Events

January 2021

February 2021

Application Open | SSLP 2021
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 (All day)
Social Concerns Fair
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Application Close | SSLP 2021
Monday, February 15, 2021 (All day)

March 2021

2021 CST Conference: Justice in the World
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
2021 CST Conference: Justice in the World
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 11:00am to 8:15pm
2021 CST Conference: Justice in the World
Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:15pm

April 2021