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Mercy Collegiate Society

Mercy Collegiate Society

An Opportunity to Grow in Mercy

Mercy Collegiate Society logoThe Mercy Collegiate Society (MCS) is an opportunity for GCU students to engage in the charism and work of Mercy. The organization takes inspiration from Catherine McAuley, the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy. MCS is founded upon four pillars which are intended to help student members grow as women and men of Mercy: social networking, service to the local and global community, spiritual development, and servant leadership.

MCS members strive to be a community of equals, guided by a peer leadership circle and supported by faculty/sta mentors. Members actively engage the university community and are invited to participate in special opportunities for service, retreats, and conferences. Membership is open to all GCU students.

The Four MCS Pillars

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Social Networking

Social networking brings students together in relationship with peers and mentors. It provides a rich set of opportunities to meet new people, share experiences, enhance communication skills, have fun, and develop the social component of being human. Networking occurs through formal and informal experiences such as membership meetings, committee work, social gatherings, prayer, and retreats.

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Service opportunities help students to live Mercy in real life. Such opportunities support the critical concerns of the Sisters of Mercy, both locally and globally. Re ecting on these experiences nurtures personal and spiritual growth. Service occurs through global immersion experiences, service projects, and social justice advocacy.


Spiritual Development

Spiritual development assists each student in living lives of meaning and purpose. While grounded in our tradition as a Catholic university, this pillar offers students the opportunity to nurture their spiritual life no matter their faith tradition. Spiritual growth occurs through retreats, small group gatherings, liturgies, and more.

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Servant Leadership

Servant leadership is the purest form of leadership and empowers students to engage others in a way that respects and nurtures the human dignity of all. Servant leadership is practiced within MCS communities, the peer leadership circle, mentor relationships, and through engagement with partner organizations.

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