Inclusion on Campus: Make the Admissions Process Accessible for Underserved Communities

Recruitment material can make a clear and visible statement that your campus welcomes a diverse student body. The College of Saint Mary created a branding campaign with a Spanish-language component, adding a section for Spanish-speaking parents to its website. The Holy Names University website features a prominent link to Spanish translations of all admissions and financial aid information and forms. And the University of St. Thomas (Texas) offers detailed information about the university in Spanish and Vietnamese through its website. The site also links to Spanish-language videos that include a campus tour and a walk-through of the admissions process.

Over the next few weeks, we will release short examples of  diversity at Catholic institutions of higher education as part of a series called “Inclusion on Campus”.  Stay tuned to hear how Catholic institutions are promoting diversity as an expression of God’s grandeur!

Holy Names University to Host a Talk on ‘Ecological Conversion’

As Catholic Higher Education continues to fervently answer Pope Francis’ call to care for creation, the Sophia Center in Culture and Spirituality at Holy Names University in California will host a speaking event entitled Ecological Conversion on October 9.

The talk will feature Dr. Robert Ludwig, director of the Sophia Center, and Sharon Smith, campaign manager of the Tropical Forest and Climate Initiative Union of Concerned Scientists and author of The Young Activist’s Guide to Building a Green Movement and Changing the World. Ludwig and Smith plan to deliver thought provoking presentations and to encourage a lively discussion on care for creation, Laudato Si’, and the recent Papal Visit to the United States.

Peace & Justice in ACCU’s Summer Newsletter

This week, ACCU released the Summer 2015 issue of Update, its quarterly newsletter. You can read it in its entirety here, but be sure to pay special attention to the sections devoted to peace and justice. These highlights include:

  • Catholic Higher Ed: Serving First-Gen and Low-Income Students, showing their commitment to helping students achieve a college education.
  • Partnerships Benefit Communities and Students by allowing students to put Catholic Social Teaching into practice.
  • Students Create a More Sustainable Tomorrow through their actions, which range from a recycling project after a sporting event to a campus club’s efforts in the greater community.
  • Notre Dame of MD Recognized by United Nations after being granted non-governmental organization status.
  • Organic Kitchen Garden to Feed Holy Names University and further educate the Holy Names University community.
  • Service Reflects Mission to Make a Difference following a life-changing six-month oral history project.
  • Saint Mary’s University Presents Award to Pope Francis as recognition of extraordinary service to the vulnerable and marginalized members of society.
  • ‘Pope Francis Challenge’ Spurs Action at Holy Cross College by getting students and faculty to reach out and offer friendship to the marginalized.

 To subscribe to Update, please email Paula Moore.

Peace and Justice in ACCU’s Winter Newsletter

ACCU just released Update, its Winter 2014 newsletter! You can read it in its entirety here, but be sure to pay special attention to the sections devoted to peace and justice. These highlights include:

  • Labor: Cost of a Commodity or Commitment to a Covenant? (special feature on CST, mission, and human resources)
  • Walsh Lends Support to Solving Hunger
  • Reaching Refugees through Online Education
  • Rockhurst Symposium Examines the Power of the Francis Papacy
  • Holy Names University Goes Solar
  • Institutions Commemorate Anniversary of Jesuit Martyrs in El Salvador

To subscribe to Update, please email Paula Moore.