Arrupe Service leaders

Residential Program

Arrupe Service Leaders Residential Program

One of the hallmarks of Jesuit education is to teach and act with justice, with care and in service to others. With a holistic education and service-driven mission in mind, the Albert S. Foley, S.J. Community Service Center and the Office of Residence Life are dedicated to providing students with experiences that allow for growth through their involvement in their residential community, campus community, and the Mobile community. A living learning community, Arrupe Service Leaders Program, is offered to students. The Arrupe Service Leaders program is inspired by and named after Jesuit priest Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J.

Students receive opportunities to take part in intentional and meaningful experiences in service to others. The knowledge and skills gained from community interactions in their halls and their service sites off-campus will enable students to actively engage in transformative experiences in service to others.

Student Learning Outcomes:

The “Why” (Self): Through service experiences and community engagement, students will learn long-term impacts on the importance of serving their local and global communities.

Others: Through engagement with the community, students will develop awareness and appreciation for individuals with various backgrounds, ethnicities, beliefs, and cultures.

Community: Students apply knowledge and skills learned for continued development around privilege, oppression, discrimination, bias, and their effects on the community.

Arrupe Service Leaders Commitments:

Students participate in a day-long retreat prior to each semester, commit to 30 hours of service (3 hours a week) each semester, participate in reflection meeting, and attend monthly seminars. CLIMB course credit will be offered to those interested.

How To Apply:

The Arrupe Scholars Residential Program is located in Skip’s Place. Living in the community, however, is optional.

Applications are available each Spring semester. For more information, contact Kristyn Russell (