Dorothy Day Social Justice Community

Dorothy Day Social Justice Community

A Living Learning Community

"The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us."

- Dorothy Day

What is the purpose of this community?

The Social Justice Living Learning Community is an opportunity for sophomore students to live on a floor in Straz Tower and focus on creating positive social change.

Participants will take one class with fellow community members each semester:

  • Fall semester: Philosophy 2310, Philosophy of Ethics
  • Spring semester: Theology 3530, Theology and Economics

The courses include a service-learning component designed to enhance students' academic experience through engagement with Milwaukee.

Spend your sophomore year living with others who have similar goals: advocating for justice issues, whether poverty or fair trade, the environment or education.

What will I gain by being part of the community?

As a member of the Social Justice Living Learning Community, you will:

  • Take classes focused specifically on social justice with opportunities for service learning
  • Live with others who share the same interest in social justice
  • Have access to additional development opportunities within the residence hall
  • Connect with faculty and staff members who will help you explore your advocacy and service interests

What can I do to be a part of the community?

All interested students must meet the following qualifications:

  • Sophomore standing (second academic year at Marquette) in 2018
  • Plan to take PHIL 2310 and THEO 3530 sophomore year
  • Submit an application to the community on Marquette Involvement Link

More resources

If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Gerth-Antoniewicz, Assistant Director for Residence Life Education at