It’s more than service—the faculty, staff and students at the University of the Incarnate Word believe that as a collective group we can and will become agents of social change impacting our global community on issues such as homelessness, hunger, poverty, illiteracy and healthcare. Become a part of the Mission in Action at UIW---locally, regionally, nationally or internationally.
Your journey to becoming a concerned and enlightened citizen involves joining a community of students representing all faith traditions to advance mutual understanding, self-realization, the discovery of truth and the common good.
Explore issues of social justice, engage in service and define a role for yourself in creating a more just and sustainable world. Along the way, you gain an appreciation and respect for the dignity of all human beings.
The University of the Incarnate Word asks you to translate your connection to truth, spirit and faith — whatever its tradition – into meaningful action on campus, in the community and throughout the world.
Each undergraduate student commits to giving at least 45 hours to service projects: with schools, social justice organizations, food banks, homeless shelters, disaster relief, health education, environmental remediation, animal welfare and immersion experiences in the United States, Central and South America and beyond.
At UIW, all students write and reflect about their service with the goal of making service a life-long commitment.