Schlegel Center for Service and Justice

Igniting hearts to build a more just world.

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The Schlegel Center for Services and Justice engages students in community service, reflection and action on behalf of justice and sustainability. The SCSJ works tirelessly to serve the underserved, empower the powerless and form leaders educated in the Jesuit tradition. 

The center instills a lifelong concern for the pursuit of justice, giving students the chance to serve locally and nationally through programs like Service & Justice Trips, the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice and more. 

Each year, hundreds of SCSJ students volunteer thousands of hours to service in Omaha and beyond. With your support, we can keep this essential program going strong — for our students, for our communities! 

You can make a difference today! 

How your support helps

Every gift helps, no matter the size. For instance ...


supports transportation for weekly service


supports a full scholarship for the Ignatian Family Teach-In


pays for a scholarship for Service & Justice Trips

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966 trips (and counting), but it started with a single van

A group of students, alumni and staff reflect on four decades of Service & Justice Trips, an effort that started with just a few students but has since woven its way into Creighton’s DNA.

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Service and Justice Trips

Started in 1983 with a group of seven students, Creighton’s Service & Justice Trips program now sends more than 350 participants each year to serve and learn from community partners across the country. Other SCSJ programs and efforts:

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How Creighton Service & Justice Trips changed my life

A Creighton senior recently asked alumni of the Schlegel Center for Service and Justice ... how did your service experience change your life?

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