"My involvement at the Center for Peacemaking has taught me about the ways in which nonviolence can be studied, lived, and shared. The Center has given me a multi-dimensional perspective of peace by allowing me to witness the ways that peace is academic, personal, spiritual, creative, dynamic and universal."
~ Emily Landes, Arts & Sciences, '15
Most students who get involved with the Center for Peacemaking either come with a basic knowledge of social justice, enjoy volunteering in the community, took a class that has inspired them to learn more about peacemaking, or have a friend who is already involved.
We realize the pressures and demands of being a college student: to excel in academics, to participate in social activities, and to be of service to others. We put together the list below to help you see which of the Center's programs align with your goals and availability.
Academic Exploration of Peacemaking:
- Major or minor in Peace Studies
- Enroll in peacemaking courses or work with a faculty peacemaker
- Attend events with our distinguished peacemakers
- Borrow books and movies on peacemaking from the Center's library
Community Building and Social Activities:
- Join the undergraduate nonviolence study group for discussions and social activities that explore peacemaking, community building, and nonviolent living
Applied Peacemaking Experiences:
(these are great resume builders)
- Apply for a funded summer peacemaking fellowship
- Teach peer mediation skills to youth through our conflict resolution program
- Visit an international development project run by Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
- Serve as a CRS campus ambassador
- Volunteer at the Center for Peacemaking (contact Chris Jeske)
Peacemaking Jobs, Internships, and Career Resources:
- Attend the Making a Living, Making a Difference networking event
- Explore resources on careers in peacemaking or integrating peacemaking with your field of study
- Schedule a career conversation for more individualized career guidance (contact Chris Jeske)
"Once you get involved with the Center for Peacemaking - and once you fall into the passion, the possibilities and the people that are found in the Center, there is no going back. Peacemaking and non-violent justice become an innate part of you, a powerful force that steers you for the rest of your life."
~ Ciara McHugh, Arts & Sciences, '13
Contact Chris Jeske (414-288-8444) with any questions regarding our student programs or if you would like to meet to discuss potential collaboration opportunities or how the Center can support your peacemaking efforts.
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