The Social Action Leadership Team (SALT) is the Spirit-led social justice ministry of the Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University in which students in community seek to embody the Christian call to be the "salt of the earth" (Matt. 5:13). SALT helps students develop a passion and practice of Christian social action. SALTers draw upon God’s love for people to cultivate the skills of community organizing, awareness raising, and fund development. SALT alumni are equipped to lead lives of social justice and serve as agents for positive change in their communities.
Meetings are Tuesday evenings at 9:30 p.m. when classes are in session. This fall, meetings will be held in the Union, Alumni Room, beginning Tuesday, Aug. 26. Like us on Facebook to keep up with our events.
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Our 2014 World Relief Campaign is complete! Thanks to all who helped SALT raise $30,137.00!
See the World Relief Campaign page to learn more about the campaign.
Below: Scenes from the 2014 Color 4 a Cause 5K, the biggest fundraiser for the World Relief Campaign.
Love travel? The 2014 Valpo InterAction (VIA) magazine is out! Pick up a copy on campus or view it and past issues on our VIA page.
The Spring edition of the Shaker, SALT's quarterly newsletter, is available on campus now.
You can also read back issues of the Shaker:
November 2013 edition
Chair- Caleb Rollins
World Relief Campaign Chair- Cogan Blackmon
Passions Groups Co-Coordinators- Mary O'Brien and Shannon Segin
Service Co-Coordinators- Molly Hetzner and Chris Barnes
Shaker Co-Editors- Sarah Slothower and Jillian Holtzer
VIA Co-Editors- Hannah Heagy and Marissa Schmidt
Alumni Relations Chair- Kayla Logan
Chaplains- Zach Bruick and Phil Feldwisch
Historian- Abbi Blake
Christian Ministries Network Representative- Samantha Schmidt
Social Chair- Heidi Binder
Secretary- Ashley Long
Spring Break Service Trip Coordinator- Chelsea Kiehl
Public Relations Chair- Nate King
Color 4 a Cause Director- Nate King (assisted by Zach Bruick)
Crop Walk Coordinator- Karl Anliker
Treasurer- Katie Bernabei
Digital Media Designer- Tobiah Meinzen
Advisor - University Pastor James Wetzstein, "Pastor Jim"
World Relief Campaign events:
See the World Relief Campaign page for more info.