Student Life

The Sophomore Experience

The Sophomore Experience - Developing Empathy and Understanding Need

All students are required to complete the following in order to fulfill their sophomore year service requirement:

  • Sophomore year service orientation (September Guidance)
  • 20 hours of self-guided service projects from a school approved list of social service agencies in Dallas and the surrounding areas and by participating in weekend/weekday afternoon service projects offered by the Office of Service and Justice.

Sophomores have the option of completing all or a portion of their self-guided service requirement through membership in organizations like YMSL (not all YMSL service meets Jesuit requirements. Please consult the office of Community Service and Social Justice).

OR Active membership in the following student organizations/immersion experiences will provide sophomores the opportunity to complete their 20 hour service requirement:

Sophomore Service Leadership Organizations

  1. 24/7
  2. Brothers for Others
  3. Ignatian Service Corps
  4. United to Lead

Social Justice Immersion Experiences

  1. Jesuit Urban Plunge (June)
  2. Waco Poverty Immersion (Spring 2019)

Sophomore Approved (Self-Guided Service) Partners:

  • Austin Street Center
  • Big Tex Urban Farms
  • Bonton Farms
  • Buddy League
  • Christian Community Action
  • Commit to Dallas
  • Family Place
  • Friday NITE Friends
  • Frisco Family Services Center (food pantry and resale store)
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hillcrest House
  • Incarnation House
  • Irving Cares Community Services
  • Kramer Elementary
  • Lee McShan Elementary
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Minnie’s Food Pantry
  • Miracle League
  • Mount Olive Food Pantry
  • North Dallas Shared Ministries
  • North Texas Food Bank
  • Notre Dame School of Dallas
  • Plano Community Home
  • Rays of Light
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Saint Joseph’s Residence
  • Saint Patricks Refugee Outreach
  • Saint Nicholas House
  • Saint Vincent DePaul Study Time
  • Special Olympics of Texas
  • STAIRS Mentoring Program
  • Sunrise Living
  • Treemont Retirement Center
  • Trinity Audubon Center
  • United to Learn
  • Windsor Retirement Center