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Arrupe Fellowship

The Arrupe Fellowship offers undergraduates a formation experience rooted in the Ignatian Center’s mission of creating men and women for others. Fellows deepen their understanding of solidarity and vocation through community engagement with organizations in underserved communities and bi-weekly formation gatherings in community-based learning and Catholic Social Thought. Fellows lead peers in reflection exercises within an academic service-learning course and develop a final project in collaboration with a faculty mentor.  

Academics: You must be a currently enrolled student in good academic standing.

Experience: You must have completed the ELSJ (Experiential Learning through Social Justice) core requirement.

Supervision: As an Arrupe Fellow, you will report to the Program Director of the Arrupe Engagement Program, working in conjunction with select faculty and staff. 

Commitment: The term is for one full academic year.

Central to the Arrupe Fellowship are the relationships that Fellows develop with individuals and communities. It is through these relationships that Fellows begin to deepen their understanding of solidarity and vocation and work toward these learning objectives.
By the end of the fellowship, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the assets and challenges facing the community in which the Fellow works. 
  2. Demonstrate a broader and deepening understanding of personal vocation.
  3. Demonstrate a deepened faith and spiritual life.
  4. Grow in commitment to specific key virtues of solidarity, simplicity, and compassion/empathy.
  5. Articulate the meaning and intersections of service, authenticity, and humility.

The Arrupe Fellowship is a paid hourly position for the full academic year. The fellowship will entail a minimum of 4-6 hours per week, up to 60 hours total per quarter.

Arrupe Fellows 2020

Grace Lin-Cereghino '21 image

Grace Lin-Cereghino '21

Major: Public Health Science & Italian Studies (Urban Education Minor)
Duties: Grace will work with the College of Adaptive Arts

Emma Somers '22 image

Emma Somers '22

Major: Political Science & Religious Studies
Duties: Emma will work with Project Access

Kat Kuwada '21 image

Kat Kuwada '21

Major: Psychology & Child Studies
Duties: Kat will work with Hoover Middle School

Abby Fafinski '21 image

Abby Fafinski '21

Major: Psychology & Communication
Duties: Abby will work with Skills Plus/Independence Network

Anthony Mejia '20 image

Anthony Mejia '20

Major: Psychology & Philosophy
Duties: Anthony will work with Santa Maria Urban Ministry