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Month of Service

In the words of St. Teresa of Calcutta: “Do small things with great love.” As we commemorate the 140th anniversary of the Alumni Association this month, we are designating every day as an opportunity to be Alumni For Others. Don your SCU gear and choose an act of kindness on our Do Small Things With Great Love calendar. Snap a picture of yourself and share it using #scusmallthings so we can celebrate our Bronco pride virtually!


Alumni News

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Cast Your Vote

The Alumni Book Club is offering three compelling options for the next reading period and you can help decide which one to tackle. Log in to cast your vote April 6-13—or sign up to get in on the action! All three books come with the bonus opportunity for a live author Q&A. Don’t miss out on these fun ways to enhance your reading experience.

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Footsteps to Follow

Judith Martinez ’14 understands the power of possibility. She is the founder and CEO of InHerShoes, a non-profit committed to catalyzing courage for girls and women around the world. Last month Serena Williams hand-picked her for a prestigious Stuart Weitzman x Vital Voices grant, giving InHerShoes more power than ever to make an impact »

Celebrate Middle Eastern & North African Heritage

In honor of Middle Eastern North African (MENA) heritage month, we invite members and allies of the MENA community to join our newly-formed alumni group. Through this growing network of Broncos, we aim to build connections and engagement opportunities that celebrate the region, cultures, and people of the Middle East and North Africa.

Rest in Peace

The SCU community mourns the loss of Francis Smith, S.J. ’56, a longtime faculty member in the Department of Religious Studies, who touched the lives of generations of Broncos. Learn more about his impact on campus »


Spiritual Growth

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Seasons of Hope

This month, people of three faith traditions celebrate the feasts and seasons of Passover, Easter, and Ramadan. In a heartfelt reflection, Jesuit Alumni liaison Art Liebscher, S.J. ’69, M.Div. ’84 JST, S.T.M. ’86 JST considers the significance of this Holy Season and what it means to look for blessing and deliverance in the midst of a confusing world. 

Feed Your Spiritual Side

Reward yourself with a few minutes of self-care each month as Jack Treacy, S.J. ’77 guides you through the Ignatian Examen. Reflect on the day and learn to find God’s hand at work. Sign up to join the next prayer experience on April 8 at 3 p.m. PDT. Then, check the calendar for future opportunities.


Santa Clara Magazine

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Being Better: How to Ally

A Q&A with Joanna Thompson, director of the Office of Multicultural Learning, on working our way from performative to effective allyship, and the stumbles we’ll surely take on the path between the two. 

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Life: Playfully Good

All work and no play is no way to live, Fredrik Heiding, S.J. thinks. “Santa Clara Magazine” invites you to reflect on a single quote—and how life can be more meaningful and joyful.


Virtual Events

Apr
7
Expert Series: Take Charge of Your Brand

Guisselle Nuñez '97 shares strategies to help you weave personal branding into your daily professional actions.

Apr
16
Virtual Spring Career Fair

Tap into professional opportunities during a virtual career fair for students and alumni.

Apr
24
Serenity Prayer Retreat

A virtual afternoon retreat designed to help you capture a sense of serenity and grace.

May
13
Expert Series: Miracles

Katie Mahon ’78 shares stories of wonder, joy, and mystery from her new book, "The Miracle Collectors."

Jun
23
Expert Series: Thrivers

Michele Borba ’72, M.A. ’75 discusses her latest book, “Thrivers,” and shares seven skills to help kids bounce back from adversity.


New Faces at SCU

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Vice President, Mission and Ministry

SCU welcomes Alison Benders into the newly-created role of Vice President, Mission and Ministry. An experienced theologian and associate dean of the Jesuit School of Theology, Benders will drive and support strategies and programs to strengthen and promote SCU’s Jesuit, Catholic tradition. Learn more »

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Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

T. Shá Duncan Smith joins Santa Clara as the University’s first Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). A highly experienced diversity educator and leader, Duncan Smith will guide SCU’s DEI efforts and advance and deepen the University’s commitment to creating a more inclusive environment. Read more »


University News

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Reopening Plans

Students have begun to trickle back to campus and the University is looking forward to a full reopening in the fall, resuming in-person classes, opening residential housing, and recommencing campus activities. Graduate programs will also return to pre-pandemic modalities, bringing many students back to classrooms. Learn more »

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Dance the Night Away

Dances have long been part of the Bronco experience. Often hosted by student organizations, undergraduates looked forward to these spirited events where they could let loose with friends. After a year of closed doors and a quiet campus, SCU’s Archives and Special Collections’ blog “Arthur’s Attic” looks back on this fun tradition of revelry »

Top Marks for Grad Programs

Santa Clara’s graduate programs in business and law continue to excel with high marks in the newest rankings from U.S. News & World Report. SCU’s evening MBA ranked No. 20 in the nation while the University’s School of Law was again recognized for having the 4th best intellectual property program in the country. Read more »


Alumni Benefits

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Don’t just shop local, shop Bronco! Whether you're looking for delicious food, wellness resources, handmade goods, or anything in between, the SCU alumni community is here to help. Check out the Bronco Business Registry for a growing list of alumni enterprises.

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Exclusively for Alumni: University Credit Union wants to pay the closing costs on your home purchase or refinance loans! This offer is available for both adjustable and non-conforming fixed rate mortgages. Learn more »

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