Fall is the season of service at Loras and this year is no exception. Traveling in the name of human understanding, service and growth during this school year are more than 100 students and 13 faculty or staff accompanists.
Students and their chaperones will depart on eight service trips and two social action trips to Kentucky, Tennessee, New Jersey, Louisiana, Chicago, Mississippi and Honduras, with the social action trips concentrated in the Washington, D.C. area. On service trips, the group is immersed in the local culture, where they connect with the people they are serving and participate in projects such as homeless outreach, home renovations and parish support. Social action trips include the March for Life, partnering with Dubuque County Right to Life and the Peacemakers trip looking at peacemaking through the lens of education, advocacy, care for creation, and nonviolent resistance.
All trips include time for students and their faculty or staff accompanists to reflect and discuss their experiences. Service trips and social action trips are coordinated through Campus Ministry and the Father Ray Herman Peace and Justice Center, respectively.