The University of Portland’s Moreau Center helps develop skills, knowledge, and habits to serve the world through hope, compassion and solidarity. Rooted in Catholic social teaching, we provide direct service opportunities, leadership development, reflection and social analysis. We aim to make God known, loved and served by caring for our neighbors, building community, 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