Grade Level Experiences

Freshman Year

The theme for freshman year is community and inclusion.  Our first-year students perform service with large groups of their peers in order to build a sense of community with their class and responsibility to those who are outside the Rockhurst community.  Each freshman will participate in the “Men for and With Others Day” at Freshman Orientation and be included in a service opportunity as part of their freshman retreat.  In addition, all freshmen will be required to attend a freshman day of service throughout the school year.  Signups and details will come in the early fall.

Sophomore and Junior Year

The theme for sophomore and junior year is mercy and responsibility.  As students mature and move toward adulthood, Rockhurst students are called to grow and recognize that it is the student’s responsibility to dedicate their gifts and talents to the hungry, thirsty, homeless, sick, homeless, imprisoned, and dead.  Students are asked to search for projects that embody and promote the corporal works of mercy and contribute 40 hours of their time. 

Senior Year

The theme for senior year is mission.  Students are expected to articulate and live out the mission of the Church and Society of Jesus as they prepare for graduation and beyond.  Seniors participate in the Senior Project program which is a three week Christian service activity in which students are asked to work and learn with persons in the greater community who have special needs. They do this full time, outside the familiar environments of their homes and school.  Senior Projects provide a time for personal growth for each senior. He is exposed to new situations which help him grow into a more caring, compassionate person. If each senior embarks on his chosen project in a spirit of self-sacrifice and Christian concern, the experience should leave a lasting, positive imprint on him and on those whom he has helped.

Senior Service Handbook - Click here

*Students should log their community service hours through the website: here

Contact Department

Mr. Alan Ratermann
Director of Ignatian Service Programs
(816) 363-2036 x373


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9301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64114-3299     816.363.2036