Getting Started

More Information About the 2021 SSLP​

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. The application window for 2021 is now closed - please check back in August/September for information about the application for 2022!

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

April 2021

Application Deadline | McNeill Leadership Fellows Program
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 12:00am to 11:45pm

May 2021

CST Research Seminar
Friday, May 7, 2021 - 9:00am to Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 9:45am
Labor Café | The Paid Leave Priority
Friday, May 7, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

June 2021

July 2021

Just Wage Forum 2021 | Series Conclusion (Virtual)
Friday, July 23, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

September 2021