Santa Clara University

Strategic Plan 2011

Strategic Priorities

As the oldest operating university in California, Santa Clara is proud of its Jesuit, Catholic identity and poised to secure our future as one of America’s most distinctive institutions of higher education.

To realize our vision and advance our mission in the next five years, this plan identifies the strategic priorities that will strengthen our capacity to provide the kind of education needed to help our students shape a better world for all. An integrated approach to Jesuit education permeates each of the five strategic priorities of this plan:

  • iconPriority 1: Excellence in Jesuit Education

    A Santa Clara education continues to be distinguished by its attention to the formation of the whole person and educate leaders of competence, conscience and compassion.
  • iconPriority 2: Engagement with Silicon Valley

    SCU provides students, faculty, and alumni opportunities to become immersed in the rich cultural diversity and entrepreneurship and innovation – characteristics of the Silicon Valley.
  • iconPriority 3: Global Understanding and Engagement

    Santa Clara offers its students a 21st-century education that provides an understanding of global complexities coupled with opportunities for action and engagement.
  • iconPriority 4: Justice and Sustainability

    Through teaching, research, and community engagement, SCU advances the knowledge and understanding of the ways in which social justice and sustainability intersect.
  • iconPriority 5: Academic Community

    Santa Clara continues to strengthen the quality and diversity of SCU’s faculty, staff, and students while providing the resources and facilities necessary to support advanced teaching and scholarship.
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Kazimir Brown
Kazimir Brown

Sociology major receives funding from generous alumni and realizes the importance of commitment to community.

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