Welcome to the Moreau Center

In partnership with local and global communities, the Moreau Center engages critical human and environmental concerns through active learning, mutually beneficial service, and experience-based leadership development rooted in Catholic social teaching.

We strive to fulfill this mission by offering opportunities to engage service, experience immersion, and explore leadership. Take a look through our website to learn more about getting involved.


service plunge community service

Service Plunge registration opens June 12th

This year's Plunge is August 22-24. Registration will open Monday, June 12th at 10 a.m. PST and will remain open through Friday, June 30th at 5 p.m. PST, or until the program is filled. Space is limited to 120 participants on a first come, first served basis.

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civil rights immersion

Faculty and Staff Immersion Accompaniers Needed for 2017-18

Faculty and staff are invited to apply to be an immersion accompanier for the 2017-18 academic year. The opportunity is open to UP faculty or staff members in full-time, exempt positions who have a commitment to service and community engagement, a desire to encourage student formation, and a willingness to live simply while immersed in an extended experience with students.

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emma martinez

Get to know our student leaders!

Emma Martinez is one of the co-coordinators for the Border Immersion.

Learn more about Emma and her work in the Moreau Center here!


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5000 N. Willamette Blvd.,
Portland, Oregon 97203-5798