Santa Clara University

Jesuit Tradition

As a Jesuit, Catholic university, we are committed to faith-inspired values and educating leaders of competence, conscience, and compassion who will help fashion a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

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    The Jesuit Tradition at Santa Clara

    Trace the history of the Jesuit priests and brothers who have called Santa Clara home since the founding of the college in 1851. Visit the site »
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    Jesuit Community

    The Jesuit Community at Santa Clara University, totaling about 45 Jesuits, is made up of priests, a scholastic (seminarian), and a brother. Most Jesuits are engaged in ministry at the university either as teachers, administrators, staff, or in campus ministry. Others are graduate students; some are engaged in research as part of a sabbatical year; and a few serve the internal needs of the Jesuit community or are retired. Visit the site »
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    Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education

    This Center of Distinction brings together SCU's most characteristically Jesuit programs to extend our core values to the entire campus. Visit the site »
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    Campus Ministry

    Campus Ministry fosters the spiritual lives of students, acknowledging that engagement with faith is integral to developing whole persons inspired to build a more just, humane and sustainable world. Visit the site »
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    Resident Ministry

    Some Santa Clara graduate students, Jesuits, and staff choose to make their homes in the Residential Learning Communities, sharing community, spirituality, and hospitality as part of the Resident Ministry program for undergraduate students living on campus. Visit the site »
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    Jesuit School of Theology

    A graduate school and international center for the study of theology and ministry and member of the Graduate Theological Union located in Berkeley. Visit the site »