Faith, Justice, and the Intellectual Life

As an interdisciplinary Center of Distinction, the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education serves the core vision and mission of Santa Clara University. More About the Center

Morgan Autism Center


Santa Clara University partnership enables acceptance of those with autism 
Santa Clara University students are stepping off campus and signing into Morgan Autism Center’s Adult Program for valuable real-life lessons around social justice. Read More.


Family Engagement Day


As a part of the Thriving Neighbors Initiative, the Ignatian Center hosted the second annual Family Engagement Day on May 15, 2015. More than 150 parents and children from the Greater Washington neighborhood of San Jose came to campus to experience a small taste of what college life is like. Parents attended workshops and sessions from various departments to guide them through the college admissions process. Check out the video.


In the Spotlight


Good Neighbors
In its first year, Thriving Neighbors began a long-term partnership with residents of San Jose’s Greater Washington area. Here, one in five residents lives below the federal poverty line. TNI’s first community partner is Washington Elementary, home to a successful after-school program and Madre a Madre, an active mother’s group. Read more.


A Jesuit Inspiration
At the age of 19 I left college at Stanford to become a Jesuit. It’s not that I didn’t love being a student there; I did. But somehow it wasn’t enough. By contrast, the Jesuit high school I attended in San Francisco stressed a very clear educational objective: to form men and women for others. We learned, among other things, that an education not oriented toward justice for others was a farce. Read more.