Service & Justice


We are agents of transformation, committed to the service of faith and the promotion of justice. We are Rockhurst!

Get Involved!

We believe in serving FOR and WITH others. From charitable works to acts of justice, take advantage of the many opportunities offered to unite and fulfill our vision of creating a more just world.

Service Immersion Trips

Service immersion trips invite students to take our mission and values outside our comfort zone. These weeklong mission trips include cultural immersion activities, community service projects, relationship-building and daily prayer and reflection, moving students to find a deeper understanding of the gospel’s call to solidarity and justice.

While on a recent service trip, someone told me, 'truly caring for someone and doing the works of God is doing so without expecting anything in return.' Cura Personalis, to me, is caring for people: whole-heartedly, unselfishly, and judgment free. This is the biggest lesson I have learned at my time here at Rockhurst, and I hope to continue practicing the value of Cura Personalis throughout my life.

– Desane Charles, Nursing Major

In the City for Good

RU <3’s KC, our home for more than a century! The University continues to build rewarding partnerships that strengthen our Kansas City community and offer unique opportunities for Hawks to learn, grow and serve.

I like to engage in activities that 'scream' mission. I enjoy participating in service trips, and the relationships I have forged on those trips loom large in my mind when I think of mission.

– Susan Janet, Assistant to Vice President for Student Development and Athletics

Radical Hope: Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service for Kansas City

Rockhurst University is proud to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy. As a community, our radical hope remains to create a more just world and to live with integrity, humility, compassion and empathy. The dream continues.

Engage Rockhurst

Engage Rockhurst is the volunteer engagement resource we use to post volunteer opportunities, log hours and connect to community organizations.