SCU's academic approach is informed by a 450-year-old Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person. With emphases on ethics, global issues, service to others, and critical thinking and reflection, Santa Clara's values-based education provides the ideal framework for 21st-century citizenship.
Exploring society through photography: Students in an SCU photography class learned not only photographic techniques, but also the ethics behind making an image, and about bringing awareness and change. Continue reading.
- Santa Clara University's mission, vision, and values guide the strategic direction of the University. Visit the site »
- Mark Ravizza, S.J., places SCU in a sobering global context to explore the mission of Santa Clara University as a Catholic Jesuit university in a globalizing world. Visit the site »
- How Santa Clara University dedicates itself to the education of the whole person within the Catholic and Jesuit tradition. Visit the site »
- This Center of Distinction brings together SCU's most characteristically Jesuit programs to extend our core values to the entire campus. Visit the site »
- 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 »
- SCU President Paul Locatelli, S.J., explains the interwoven realities of Jesuit education: an integrated humanism, faith and scholarly inquiry, and engagement with the world in pursuit of justice. Visit the site »
- Paul Crowley, S.J., discusses how theology and culture can be integrated into the curriculum for all students and, more broadly, into the horizon of the university as a whole. Visit the site »
- Reflections on immersion experiences at SCU, and the ways the University encourages solidarity in the increasingly global community. Visit the site »
- Through community-based learning, students experience a different way to learn, giving of their time and talents to benefit the world around us, near and far. Visit the site »