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Participant Application Process

Below is the application for Service & Justice Trips participants. Please follow the instructions carefully.
*If you are interested in applying as a trip coordinator, that information can be found on the Coordinator Application Page.

Spring Break 2023

  • In addition to the standard information that most applications ask for, the online application also has several brief essays and asks applicants to rank social justice issues they might be interested in learning about on a trip. The application takes about half an hour, please plan accordingly.
  • All applications are for the general Service & Justice Trips Program and not for a specific site. We will take into consideration your preferences but we can offer no placement guarantees.
  • Applications are due Friday November 11, 2022 
  • Applications after Nov. 11 will be placed on a waiting list. We will communicate with wait-list applicants about space in the program before the first General Meeting.
  • All applications and acceptances are conditional. If you do not go through the interview process in November, or make an on-time payment in January, you will forfeit your spot and it will be filled by someone on the wait list.


  • The second part the application process is a 30 minute group interview. We will be offering two interview times on November 17th. Interviews are relatively informal and there is no need to dress up. We ask all people interviewing for Service & Justice Trips to read the brief article, "In the Service of Life" before their interview.
  • E-mail if you have questions about the interview process.


  • The price of the Service & Justice Trips $300 for full-week trips, and $175 for 5 day trips. We are able to make this possible due to the generosity of donors who support SCSJ fundraising efforts.
  • In order to streamline the process of collecting payments, the SCSJ will accept the fee for your Service & Justice Trip November 14 and 15, 2022. Your Service & Justice Trips payment will be refundable for one week from the date of payment. Should you withdraw from the Service & Justice Trips program after that point, no portion of the payment is refundable because costs have been incurred on your behalf to prepare for the trips.
  • There are a limited number of need-based student scholarships available. The priority deadline for scholarships is Nov. 15, 2022 . After that, scholarship applications will be processed on a rolling basis while funds allow. You can apply for a scholarship here.

General Information

  • If you will be under 19 years old at any point during , please download the “Under 19 Parent Consent Form." You and a parent or guardian must both sign the document and return it before the time of your trip. You can e-mail it to, or fax it to the SCSJ at 402.280.1259.
  • Participants will find out at the first General Meeting where they are going on their trips.
  • Our coordinators are of all ages, sophomores through seniors and a few graduate students.
  • Before break, each Service & Justice Trips participant is required to complete Creighton’s Children and Vulnerable Adults training and Creighton’s Van Safety Training.
  • The formation meetings listed below are mandatory. If you miss more than one of the General Meetings, we will re-evaluate your participation in the program with the likelihood that you will be asked to withdraw from the program and go on a trip in a future semester when you can attend the formation meetings.

Important Dates: 2023 Spring Break Service & Justice Trips

Application DeadlineFriday November 11th by midnightOnline Application
Scholarship Applications DueTuesday November 15th  Online Application, awards rolling as received
Participant InterviewsThursday Nov. 17th 7:30-8:30 pm or 9-10 pmSkutt Ballroom
Payment DaysNovember 14 and 1511 am - 6 pmSCSJ
General Meeting 1Thursday February 29-10:45 pmHarper Ballroom
General Meeting 2Thursday February 99-10:45 pmSkutt Ballroom
General Meeting 3Thursday February 239-10:45 pmSkutt Ballroom
Group BondingTBATBAfind out more from your small group
Send Off ServiceThursday March 2nd 9-10 pmTBA
Spring Break 2023Leave Friday March 10 or Saturday March 11  All groups return Saturday March 11
ReunionThursday March 169-10 pmSkutt Ballroom

Important Dates: 2022 Fall Break Service & Justice Trips

Application DeadlineTuesday April 19thby midnightOnline Application
Scholarship Applications DueFriday August 12th Online Application, awards rolling as received
Participant InterviewsThursday April 21st7:30-8:30 pm or 9-10 pm 
Payment DaysAugust 22nd and 23rd11 am - 6 pmSCSJ
General Meeting 1Thursday September 8th9-10:45 pmSkutt Ballroom
General Meeting 2Thursday September 15th9-10:45 pmSkutt Ballroom
General Meeting 3Thursday September 29th9-10:45 pmSkutt Ballroom
Group BondingTBATBAfind out more from your small group
Send Off ServiceThursday October 6th9-10 pmHarper 2057-2058
Fall Break 2022Leave Friday October 7th or Saturday October 8th  All groups return Saturday October 15th
ReunionThursday October 20th9-10 pmSkutt Ballroom