Campus Ministry & Social Action


Campus Ministry and Social Action (CMSA) helps to instill the values of faith, social action, service and community in students of all religious and spiritual traditions.



CMSA has opportunities for every student to delve deeper into their spirituality.

Lasallians in Faith Together, or the L.I.F.T. program, is CMSA’s new vision of the retreat program that welcomes people of all faith backgrounds and experiences.

L.I.F.T. encompasses all retreats offered both on and off campus, from attending a prayer service, Lenten reflections and Kairos retreats to service retreats and conversations on faith and life at monthly Agape Latte events. 

Going beyond textbook learning, CMSA offers students the chance to put faith into action by examining issues of social justice and participating in community service projects at home and abroad. 

Social Action

CMSA seeks to instill in the college community a respect for all persons, and a concern for the poor and social justice.  

Through Social Action & Service experiences, students are able to advocate for those suffering from injustices, practice inclusive community through service, and reflect on the world in light of faith. Whether promoting fair trade, organizing a hunger banquet, or screening a film on human trafficking, Manhattan College students work for social change.

Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassadors work to mobilize campus engagement in tangible acts of solidarity with the global poor to build a more just and peaceful world!

JustPeace spreads awareness of social justice issues and takes action through advocacy and awareness events on and off campus. 

Service Opportunities

There are a variety of service opportunities for students to consider:

The Lasallian Outreach Volunteer Experience (L.O.V.E.) provides service and social-justice immersion experiences which offer Jaspers the chance to live in solidarity with the poor, experience an unfamiliar culture, learn about issues of social justice, engage in direct service, and reflect on the world in light of faith and spirituality.

Students involved in the Lasallian Outreach Collaborative (L.O.Co.) participate in weekly community service with various local community-based organizations, working to create lasting social change by responding to the expressed needs of our Community Partners in the Bronx, and greater NYC area. 

One-day efforts with Service on Saturdays gives students the opportunity to volunteer with organizations like CityHarvest, Friends of Van Cortlandt Park, and Friends of Rockaway.

New projects are regularly developed in response to student interests. Have a suggestion? We’d love to hear it!


Joining our Lasallian community means that you will always have a place to study or hang out with friends, in Cornerstone (Miguel 209) and the Social Action Suite (Kelly Student Commons 203). 

We offer a caring, inclusive campus community that you’ll stay connected to long after graduation!

Contact us now to find out how to integrate faith, social action, service, & community into your busy schedule!