Service & Social Justice Experience Trips

Loras is recognized nationally for our commitment to community service and interfaith efforts. Many students are dedicated to service and social justice as a way of life.


Loras offers a variety of service and social justice experience trips throughout the year. Every year, over 100 Loras students, faculty and staff go out on week-long trips across the country and abroad. Below are a few of our signature service opportunities.

Dubuque, IA
Urban Plunge—a local trip exploring the many volunteer opportunities available in the Dubuque area.

Marshalltown, IA
Habitat Build—a one-day experience helping rebuild tornadodamaged Marshalltown with Habitat for Humanity

McKee, KY
In Thanksgiving with Others—the longest-standing trip at Loras, travel to McKee to be in community with local residents, plan and prepare a Thanksgiving meal, deliver meals in the community.

Morton, MS
Education Outreach–volunteer at the EXCEL Community and Learning Center, assisting with outreach in schools and in a tutoring program

New Orleans, LA
Coastal Restoration—work and stay with Camp Hope, engage in coastal restoration projects in and around New Orleans

Camden, NJ
Serving the Greatest Need—work and stay with DeSales Service Works, a project of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, for this urban immersion program serving struggling neighborhoods in the community of Camden.

For the Children–work and stay in an orphanage in Rosarito, in community with the children

New Orleans, LA
Rebuild and Build Up—work and stay with Camp Hope doing housing rehab and other projects needed in the community

Washington, DC
Peacemaking through Many Lenses—meet with representatives, demonstrate at the White House, work in gardens and spend time with children while balancing work, appreciating our natural surroundings and living in community