ENCOUNTER is an immersive service and social outreach program within the Duke Catholic Center. On a domestic level, students work closely in tight-knit groups and reach out to the Durham community.  ENCOUNTER students make incredible impacts: serving as role models for children, active listeners for war veterans, forming strong friendships through Christ. From a global perspective, ENCOUNTER hosts events to raise awareness of current social issues around the world.

To get involved in local service, check out the ENCOUNTER: Social Outreach page.
To get involved with social justice issues, check out the ENCOUNTER: Social Justice page.


To encounter Christ through relationships built by community-based service, advocacy for social justice, and small-group reflection.