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Life and Dignity of the Human Person

  • Human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society.

Call to Family, Community, and Participation

  • We believe people have a right and a duty to participate in society, seeking together the common good and well-being of all, especially the poor and vulnerable.

Rights and Responsibilities

  • Human dignity can be protected and a healthy community can be achieved only if human rights are protected and responsibilities are met.

Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

  • A basic moral test is how our most vulnerable members are faring. We must put the needy first.

Dignity and Rights of Workers

  • The economy must serve people, not the other way around. Work is more than a way to make a living; it is a form of continuing participation in God’s creation.


  • We are one human family whatever our national, racial, ethnic, economic, and ideological differences. We are our brothers' and sisters' keepers, wherever they may be.

Care for Creation

  • We show our respect for the Creator by our stewardship of creation. Care for the earth is a requirement of our faith and has moral and ethical dimensions that cannot be ignored

If you could use some help with basic food staples, a new food pantry on campus can help. All JCU students are eligible for this free and discrete service. Choose from twelve nonperishable food items. The pantry is open during these times:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:00pm -2:30pm

Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00am - 1:30pm

It's located in the old SUPB office, across from the Res Life office in the Student Center. 

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What is Fair Trade?

Fair Trade is a system of exchange that honors producers, communities, consumers, and the environment. It is a model for the global economy rooted in people-to-people connections, justice, and sustainability. Fair Trade ensures prompt and fairly paid wages to farmers as well as safe working conditions.

Learn more here.

John Carroll University supports the Fair Trade movement by:

What will YOU do after graduating from JCU?

Are you interested in environmental work? Urban education? Rural development? Working in California? Chicago? Belize? There are opportunities for all different time commitments as well – from summer work to full time, domestic, and international opportunities. Consider post-graduate volunteer service as an option! There are a variety of volunteer organizations to match your interests, time commitments, and needs!

Post-graduate volunteer service can also be a valuable experience for personal growth and exploring future career options. Many JCU alumni have benefited greatly from such experiences. Service provides many once in a lifetime opportunities – great new adventures await you!

Post-Graduate Volunteer Fair

The JCU Post-Grad Volunteer Fair is Monday, November 4, 2019!

This is an opportunity to learn more about what service options are available and become familiar with the varied experiences and benefits that each organization has to offer. Every year about 80 students meet and talk with about 40 agencies. There are good conversations, laughter, and camaraderie between lots of great people! Come check it out!

Are you a volunteer organization or agency? Register here.

Labre Project

The purpose of Labre is not only to feed the homeless, but to offer them friendship. These friendships are mutually beneficial and an opportunity to see the face of God in people of all kinds.