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Welcome to Campus Ministry!

In response to the needs of the Santa Clara University campus and world, members of the Campus Ministry tream discerned a new set of values to guide our outreach within the SCU community. Our Value Statement and Commitment to Anti-Racism orients the work we do. We acknowledge that SCU sits on the land of the Ohlone and Muwekma Ohlone people, who trace their ancestry through the Missions Dolores, Santa Clara, and San Jose. Daily, we must acknowledge and remember their connection to this region and give thanks to them for allowing us to live, work, learn, and pray on their traditional homeland, not only here but across the United States by all Native American people. Please take a moment of silence to pay respect to their Elders and to all Ohlone people of the past and present.

- University Land Acknowledgment

Join us in celebrating

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On Mission - In Solidarity
November 14 - 18, 2022 

The mission of Santa Clara University encompasses all the many ways we express our Jesuit values, our grounding in the Catholic tradition, and our commitment to building a more just, humane, and sustainable world. Mission Week is a celebration of that mission. It is about a purpose - our purpose, as a Jesuit, Catholic university.

Join us the week of November 14-18 for this inaugural event as we embrace our values and celebrate our collective mission-driven work. 

Values Statement & Commitment to Anti-Racism

It is our goal as Campus Ministry, to gather across differences to worship, pray, and celebrate together as a community of diverse religious, spiritual and secular traditions. We have heard the pain and anguish present in our Black community in the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many other Black Americans. We recognize that Campus Ministry has not always been a place of welcome that we hope it would be for our diverse Santa Clara community. We want to publicly state that we are committed to being a spiritual and physical home where people are welcomed and celebrated. 

We, in Campus Ministry, are in the active process of discerning what is needed. We are attentive to the work of the Spirit as it calls us individually and as a team to further justice and equity. We hope to continue this work by listening to the stories of our BIPOC voices on campus and around the nation. Through engagement with Campus Ministry, we hope that students, staff, faculty, and alumni will be better equipped to discern their needs and the needs of the community as we accompany one another on the path to a more just world. 

Campus Ministry is engaged in the work of transforming our hearts and communities. Our personal and departmental transformation occurs in tandem with Santa Clara’s commitment to being an anti-racist university. Our Jesuit, Catholic identity informs our commitment to create a space where all are welcomed, recognizing that every member of our community is created in the image and likeness of God. We acknowledge that this will require on-going work as transformation is an active and on-going process that requires individual and communal participation. Our own hearts have been transformed by our conversations, educational programs, diverse liturgies, and continued collaborations with student organizations, departments on campus, and local community members. We recognize our transformation is unceasing and pray that it is ever-increasing. 

We hope to join you on your own journeys’ of transformation, and invite you to influence ours.

All Are Welcome

Catholic Life

Find ways to connect with the Catholic community on campus for prayer and worship, as well as regular opportunities for faith, intercultural, and sacramental formation. 

Religious Diversity

Whether you want to share your particular religious, philosophical or secular tradition with fellow peers, explore interfaith cooperation, or develop your religious literacy, we have many offerings for you!

Spiritual Conversations

Campus Ministers are available for conversations about what matters most to you. Check out the Campus Minister's bios and schedule a conversation today!

Finding God in All Things


Campus Ministry has many ways to get involved, from one-time events to regular offerings. Check out the various programs on our "Get Connected" page and be sure to sign up here too!


Visit this page to find a variety of resources—from tools you can use on your own to the many opportunities to practice meditation and mindfulness with other Broncos. 


Spiritual wellness is one of 8 dimensions of "Cura Personalis"—Care of the Whole Person—a value at the heart of Ignatian spirituality. Find resources for your own practice of self-care.

Contemplatives in Action


Connect with the spiritual roots of your activism. Find spiritual resources for your Anti-Racism journey. Pray and work for social, racial, and climate justice. 


Find resources for discerning your vocation—including information about religious vocations, year of service opportunities, and careers in education and ministry.

Jesuit Values

Ignatian Spirituality, or the spirituality of the Jesuits, is animated by a distinct set of values. Learn more about these values and incorporate them into your spiritual life.