The Catholic University of America

John Quincy Adams Society

Student Organizations


Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and the second-largest and fastest-growing criminal industry in the world, with an estimated 27 million slaves worldwide today. The purpose of the John Quincy Adams (JQA) Society is to promote and disseminate knowledge of human trafficking issues and to support students interested in working to fight against human trafficking. To that end, the JQA Society assists members with identification of potential service projects, internship placements, and networking opportunities. For the entire CUA community, the JQA Society works in cooperation with other student organizations to build a team to participate in the annual DC Stop Modern Slavery Walk, held on the National Mall. JQA Society serves as a liaison between members and the University, and outside resources in furtherance of these and other student goals.