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We look forward to welcoming you to campus and getting you connected to Cleveland in exciting and meaningful ways. The Center for Service and Social Action (CSSA) offers many different opportunities for service, social justice, and advocacy, ensuring that you will find one that fits with your interests. Service is a great way to meet people, get connected, and make a difference!

Are you registered for a service-learning course and need to find a weekly service activity? Or, are you interested in committing to weekly service with a community partner simply to get involved? CSSA has an opportunity for you! Weekly activities are available for viewing during the first week of each semester, and registration for these activities takes place during the second week of each semester. To view or register for available activities during these first two weeks, students are encouraged to visit CSSA’s online registration system.

Looking for something a little less time-intensive? We have events focused on particular issues happening throughout the year to give you a ‘taste’ of service while volunteering alongside other students, faculty, and staff, and we also have smaller-scale service projects with community partners (called “one-time opportunities”) on weekends and evenings. To view or register for available activities, students are encouraged to visit CSSA’s online registration system.

Passionate about social justice issues? Join the Students for Social Justice Organization or the Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassadors to focus on one or more of these issues: fair trade, wrongful conviction, human trafficking, immigration, and more!

We send a weekly newsletter to all students during the academic year, for the most up-to-date information on how to get involved! You can also stop by the CSSA office in AD-32 to meet with a staff member to learn more.

Find out more about how current John Carroll students view their own experiences with service by searching the #ServeCLE and #MyServiceStory hashtags on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.