The Bonaventure University Franciscan Center for Social Concerns aids members of the local community who are in need or who suffer from some form of injustice and join in regional efforts to address social and environmental concerns. They help foster a consciousness that focuses on the human and spiritual needs of all people, that evokes compassion for those in need, and that instills in people a greater sense of responsibility and an urgency to right wrongs. They help bring about structural changes that lead to a more just society and church and stand with those struggling to reclaim their dignity or rights. The Bonaventure University Franciscan Center for Social Concerns takes public stands on matters of justice and peace.
Hilbert Campus Ministry offers students a variety of opportunities for building relationships, faith development and enrichment, pastoral and spiritual counseling, on-and-off campus programs, discussions, community outreach, faith sharing, and worship. Cultural and religious diversity are valued and celebrated with interfaith and ecumenical events and services. Opportunities are also available for students and staff to recharge and regroup during a one day or weekend retreat consisting of sharing, reflection, relaxation, and fun. In the Franciscan spirit and tradition, campus ministry seeks to nurture an atmosphere of warmth and hospitality within the campus community.
The Holy Name Province Vocation Office assists men discerning God’s calling in their lives, particularly to consecrated religious life as a Franciscan Friar with Holy Name Province. Holy Name Province is an evangelical and missionary fraternity called to minister in the Eastern United States and abroad. Rooted in the Catholic and Franciscan tradition, they are disciples of Christ who seek to bring the Gospel into the everyday experience of all people through Franciscan witness, popular preaching, teaching, and pastoral leadership. They foster Christian discipleship by collaborating with those whom serve and by standing in solidarity with all people, especially the alienated, the immigrant, and the poor.
The Siena College Franciscan Center for Service and Advocacy promotes and upholds the Franciscan mission of the college by engaging students and the Siena community in various service and advocacy programs, particularly among the poor and marginalized. FCSA offers extensive volunteer and advocacy opportunities with various agencies and organizations in the Capital Region which allow the Siena community to discover, experience, and respond to the needs in the local community and to be agents of change and advocates of justice.
The Catholic Center at the University of Georgia is a Eucharistic Community that seeks to live the gospel of Jesus Christ, in the tradition of our Roman Catholic Faith and the spirit of St. Francis. All are welcome at the Catholic Center. As Christian disciples, we are charged to answer Christ’s call for compassion by becoming instruments of peace, charity and justice. They are a prayerful and collaborative community that promotes ongoing formation. They stand in solidarity with all peoples, especially the poor, the stranger and the alienated, locally and globally. They endeavor to respect a universe created by God in love.
The University of St. Francis, Office for Service and Social Action was established in 2010 to meet the community needs of the most vulnerable. They acknowledge that although many people do not experience social justice issues such as hunger, homelessness, poverty, or illiteracy, these issues continue to affect the lives of a great many in the global community. Through service, God calls them to work for the common good in the world in which we live. They serve the University of Saint Francis community, and the community in which they live by. They provide students, faculty and staff with service opportunities that meet identified community needs, establish and nurture reciprocal partnerships with community agencies and organizations and consult with and providing training for faculty regarding service learning and developing service learning courses.