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Principle Four

Good Practice for Student Affairs at Catholic colleges and universities...

Creates opportunities for students to experience, reflect upon, and act from a commitment to justice, mercy and compassion, and in light of Catholic social teaching to develop respect and responsibility for all, especially those most in need.


We encourage and promote opportunities for service to those in need as essential to the support of the common good.

Examples of opportunities we provide for students to serve, reflect, and grow in light of Catholic social teaching include:

  • Alternative Break Experiences (ABE):  (administered through CSB Campus Ministry) building community relationships of solidarity and hope with people in need.
  • Prison Ministry (in conjunction with SJA):  Sunday mass for inmages on Monday evenings. Teams consisting of a priest from the abbey and several students go to the prison to worship with the inmates and to provide music and other support for the celebration.
  • Benedictine Community Outreach (BenCO): serving people in need who live in our local area trough long-term commitment to social outreach such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, Anna Marie's Shelter and others.
  • Hunger and Homelessness Week: programming that promotes understanding of hunger and homelessness as well as national initiatives for addressing these problems.

Principles of Good Practice