These programs invite students, faculty, staff and alumni to think critically about today’s complex social realities and about their responsibilities within them.

Miles for a Mission

St. Edward's student running in front of the main building.

Miles for a Mission is a non-competitive 5K fun run/walk around campus. The proceeds from the event benefit Alternative Spring Break and International Immersion.


7:45-8:15 a.m. Check-in and on-site registration in the Pavilions Multipurpose Room
8:27-8:30 a.m. Announcements and sponsor acknowledgments
8:30 a.m. Runners start at Moody Drive and Theater Pass
8:33 a.m. Walkers start at Moody Drive and Theater Pass
  Finish line at Moody Drive and Theater Pass

Children 10 & under are FREE and will register on-site with their guardian. 
Dogs & other pets are not allowed on the course. 

Topper Tender Registration

Credit Card Registration

Volunteer Sign Up

Soup and Substance

Soup and Substance is a Lenten lunchtime reflection facilitated by university faculty and staff and community partners. The topics center around a yearly theme and engage a variety of social justice issues. A simple meal of soup and bread is provided.

Respect for Life

Campus Ministry is active in promoting respect for life from natural birth to natural death. We do so in a manner that is consistent with the Roman Catholic Church’s ethic of life and grounded in Catholic Social Teaching and the understanding that all people are created in the image of God, and thus are entitled to human dignity. Year-long, academic research aimed at discussing relevant issues of life will help to promote human dignity through service, education, awareness and advocacy.

Although respect-for-life is a topic that has been distorted with ideological government discourse and directed political party policy implementation, Respect for Life at St. Edward's is an attitude and an inherent part of the morally focused  way of life. Respect for life is rooted in the belief that the dignity and equality of all human persons is the foundation of a moral vision for society. The Pierle Scholar for Respect For Life Issues is filled by a St. Edward’s student(s) who is passionate about collaboratively working to sponsor and promote to build campus awareness for Respect for Life issues through research and scholarship. Their research is focused on topics such as the death penalty, abortion, euthanasia, human trafficking, homelessness and other social issues that impede upon the ability for people to live with dignity.

The goals of the Pierle Scholar are to:

  • Create spaces for conversation and discussion about what it means to respect life.
  • Develop an academic paper on respect life issues that is viable for publication both on and off St. Edward’s campus. 
  • Plan events, programs, and initiatives, often supporting their paper topic, that educates on and promotes a deeper respect and compassion for life. 
  • Build relationships with students and faculty on-campus, as well as organizations off-campus to, through dialogue and service, advocate for and educate on issues of respect life. 
  • Self-educate on issues of respect life in the local community and beyond.

For more information, contact Josh Stagni.