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Service & Social Justice

As a Benedictine institution,  we strive for justice, common good, and respect for persons. Saint John's Campus Ministry provides students with a wide variety of service opportunities to live out these values. Explore the links below and consider getting involved, because you can make a difference.

BenCO- Benedictine Community Outreach (VISTO)

CSB/SJU students are committed to serving the needs of others; BenCO (Benedictine Community Outreach)  is the link that connects these students with communities in need. By offering 14 programs, BenCO (VISTO) gives our students a wide variety of volunteer opportunities that fit their skills and interests.

Poverty Simulation

A tool to explore the many facets of poverty developed by the Congregations in Community at the  Great Minneapolis Council of Churches

Urban Plunges

Our Urban Plunges offer opportunities to experience different communities within the Twin Cities.

Prison Ministry

 ...I was in prison, and you visited me.  Matthew 25:26

Domestic Trips

Our domestic trips foster an awareness of the injustices that exist in the U.S.

Catholic Social Teaching Week

In conjunction with CSB Campus Ministry, we are raising awareness and educating students about Catholic Social Teachings with various social justice activities.

Benedictine Volunteer Corps

Thinking about volunteering after graduation? The Benedictine Volunteer Corps gives Saint John's alums the chance to volunteer in domestic and international sites, using their Benedictine education to inform their service.

Sanctioned Students Volunteer Program

An opportunity to fulfill sanctioned hours through service in the community.