Students are strongly encouraged to participate in volunteer opportunities and internships with area agencies, non-profit organizations, and through the Office of Campus Ministry. Alternative Spring break, Project Mexico and Winter Service Week also offer unique service opportunities that enrich the student’s educational experience.
Students also may participate in the Ignatian Summer Program, an immersion program in developing countries such as Mexico, EI Salvador and the Philippines. In these intense summer programs, students learn about and experience Christian faith as it is lived in the developing world.
Research opportunities with faculty members provide students with opportunity for in-depth study. For example, Rev. Jonathan Lawrence, PhD, associate professor of religious studies and theology, and his and his students visit various congregations and houses of worship in Western New York to explore the religion in this area and the ways in which the region keeps its diverse religious traditions interact.