Service Program

Men for and With Others : A Call to Serve

De Smet Jesuit offers a four-year, comprehensive service program, which encourages students to become other-centered.

Freshmen learn more about the De Smet Jesuit community by giving their time at school events. Sophomores offer time at school, and are encouraged to help in neighborhoods and church communities. Each Monday juniors leave campus to work at one of more than 120 area service agencies. On Tuesdays they bring these experiences into class and relate them to their readings. Often, as seniors, the students continue their work with these service agencies in other capacities. Many students participate in our service-learning trips to Belize, Puerto Rico or Nicaragua to learn from and help those in need.


  • Men for and With Others

Spartans work with more than 125 organizations around St. Louis

  • 27,000
  • hours +

number of service hours done by Spartans over the past year

  • Junior Service Program

Juniors volunteer at 80+ organizations on Mondays for 2 1/2 hours

  • 140
  • hours

Students graduate with over 130 hours of service in the community

  • Children

More than 50% of our students work with children in schools and day cares

  • International

Seniors have opportunities for mission work in Belize, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, and more.