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)