So if you’ve been talking to admissions staff or other people on campus, I’m sure they have giving you all the information about the school; small classes, athletic programs, clubs, etc. But have you really heard about being a Franciscan on campus? The most obvious examples on campus are the friars, but I like to believe that each person on campus has the opportunity to show others what it means to be a Franciscan.
It really isn’t as complex as it sounds, being a good Franciscan simply means respecting others, yourself, and our environment. Students live out Franciscan values on campus every day by being kind to others, picking up our campus, and doing service for others. QU has some great opportunities for service trips, and if you come here, I can not recommend anything more than going on a service trip. The school offers many trips over all breaks so you can find one that works for you, and we also go to many locations so students are somewhat able to pick where they will do their service. My personal favorite is the trip that QU students go on every year over Fall 4 Day to St. Louis to work with the Franciscan Connection. Definitely check out this site, learn about the program, volunteer on your own, or donate to the cause. The project is run by the same province of friars that are present on our campus and its a great program. One of the best ways to be a Franciscan is by being with Franciscans so give it a try.