Serving the Community
Our Catholic faith and trust in Providence are expressed throughout our academic programs and student activities, but they are highlighted in a number of key areas. Through our General Education curriculum, all undergraduate students take a religious studies course, a philosophy course and a service-learning course mentored by faculty.
Service is ingrained in the OLLU culture with students, staff and faculty actively participating in service projects regularly. Below are some of the ways that OLLU lives out the University’s Core Value of Service:
Center for Service-Learning and Volunteerism
Promotes student success and personal development by cultivating meaningful service opportunities between students, faculty, staff and the community. The CSLV coordinates academic service-learning classes, as well individual and campus-wide service projects with community nonprofit organizations. Visit the CSLV site
Center for Women in Church and Society
Empowers and transforms the personal and public lives of women through educational, spiritual, and leadership opportunities. The CWCS exists to provide an environment in which campus and community women support each other in living lives pf physical, mental and spiritual abundance and in which we can join with men of our campus and community to advocate for systems and policies that enable lives of abundance for women around the world. Visit the CWCS site
Harry Jersig Center
The Harry Jersig Speech-Language-Hearing Center is the service and training facility
of OLLU Communication Sciences and Disorders program. The center is dedicated to serving
the needs of children and adults in the San Antonio area who have difficulties with
all aspects of communication, voice and swallowing. Services are offered at low or
no cost and provide students the opportunity for real-world, hands-on experience.
Visit the Jersig Center
Community Counseling Service
The Community Counseling Service (CCS) is the service and training facility of OLLU Psychology programs and offers individual, couple/marital, or family counseling and psychological testing. The CCS staff is concerned with the mental health needs of San Antonio, especially the community on the West Side. Services are offered at low or no cost and provide students the opportunity for real-world, hands-on experience. Visit the CCS site