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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

    Highlighting the wealth of expertise on ethics at the University, the Ethics Center supports campus engagement with ethical issues and brings the University’s resources to bear on real-world problems faced by individuals and organizations in the Silicon Valley and around the world.