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Centers of Distinction

Santa Clara's three Centers of Distinction represent tangible expressions of our Jesuit values, encouraging the pursuit of knowledge in service of humanity.

The Centers create multiple points of interaction—here in the SCU community, throughout our communities, and around the world—and create opportunities to share our values and talents with society.

  • Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education

    The Ignatian Center brings together Santa Clara's most characteristically Jesuit programs to communicate and share our core values both on and off campus. The Center also sponsors neighborhood engagement and immersion projects throughout the surrounding communities and the world.

  • Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

    The Ethics Center integrates practical and theoretical approaches to ethical decision-making, both at SCU and in the larger community, and serves as a repository of information and resources for ethical decision making.