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Statement of Purpose and Guiding Principles
Approved by the Board of Trustees, October 22 1993.
Statement of Purpose
Inspired by the love of God to serve society through education, continuing the commitment of the Franciscans who founded Mission Santa Clara in 1777 and the Jesuits who opened the College in 1851, Santa Clara University declares its purpose to be the education of the whole person within the Catholic, Jesuit tradition.
The University is thus dedicated to:
The following principles, based on the University’s Statement of Purpose, are intended to focus the efforts of the entire University community toward achieving distinction and distinctiveness in the 1990s.
The University’s guiding principles are to:
It is the responsibility of all members of the Santa Clara University community to work together to achieve the University’s purpose according to its guiding principles. Contact the Office of the President if you have questions or if you would like more information.