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Arrupe Student Guide

Arrupe Engagement  |  2023-24

Each quarter of the academic year, our community partner agencies and schools will be inviting SCU students to serve as: tutors for young children; advocates for educational, economic and racial justice; educators for sustainable gardening techniques, and more. So get ready to fulfill your ELSJ Core requirement by joining community members who are on the ground working for positive change. All you have to do is:

Winter Quarter 2024

Week before Week 1 of Winter Quarter

Find your ELSJ class on your Camino portal. On your ELSJ class page, you should find information on what community partners have been approved by your professor. Create a list of 2-3 community placements who you are interested in working with and whose proposed schedule also works with your schedule. If this information is not there, please check in with your professor.

Week 1 of Winter Quarter 

  • Come in person to register for your Arrupe Engagement community placement. 
  • All students must be registered to engage with a community partner by the end of Week 1. Contact with questions.
  • Arrupe Engagement community placement registration for the Winter quarter will be conducted in person:
Monday, January 8 - Thursday, January 11, 2024
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Nobili Dining Room, Nobili Hall

Week 2 of Winter Quarter

  • Attend both mandatory orientations: one Arrupe Engagement orientation AND the orientation hosted by your community placement.
  • Arrupe Engagement orientations will be on campus in Nobili Dining Room during Week 2: 
      • Tuesday 1/16/24 | 9:00 - 10:00 AM
      • Tuesday 1/16/24 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM
      • Wednesday 1/17/24 | 5:30 - 6:30 PM
      • Thursday 1/18/24 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
      • Friday 1/19/24 | 8:00 - 9:00 AM
  • Attend the mandatory orientation/ training with your community placement during Week 2. The date and time of this orientation will be shared with you during registration.
  • Complete and submit all requirements as described by your community placement. All requirements need to be completed and submitted no later than the end of Week 2. Requirements can include items such as Tuberculosis (TB) testing, fingerprinting/background checks, specific training, and more.
  • Requirements such as TB testing, TB Risk Assessments, and fingerprinting must be done by the end of Week 2 or else you will need to coordinate this on your own and you will be responsible for any expenses you incur. 
  • Information on what requirements need to be completed for each community placement will be available to you on your ELSJ class Camino page, in your confirmation email, and can be identified during the registration process. You may not begin working with your community placement before these requirements have been met. There are no exceptions for this.

Week 3 of Winter Quarter 

After you have attended the mandatory orientations and have completed and submitted the community placement requirements, you are ready to get started working with your community placement! You should begin with your community placement no later than the start of Week 3. If you start sooner than this, that is wonderful!

Additional Resources

If you have any questions throughout your engagement, please email us at or give us a call at 408-554-5011.