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Fostering the spiritual lives of SCU students

Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry fosters the spiritual lives of students, acknowledging that engagement with faith is integral to developing whole persons inspired to build a more just, humane and sustainable world. Serving an ever-broadening group of students to cultivate spiritual transformation, we are a primary source of pastoral care which is grounded in the Christian faith, embraces Catholic and Ignatian traditions, and honors the diversity of religious, spiritual, and philosophical traditions on campus.

Our Values & Commitment


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Navigate here to GATHER

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 are committed to being a spiritual and physical home where all people are welcomed and celebrated.

Navigate here to DISCERN

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.

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Navigate here to TRANSFORM

Campus Ministry is engaged in the work of transforming our hearts and communities. 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 of God.

Meet the New Vice President

“Fr. Carnes' leadership as an educator, scholar, and Jesuit public intellectual will be a tremendous asset as we work towards strengthening Santa Clara’s position as a globally engaged and recognized Jesuit Catholic university,” said Santa Clara University President Julie Sullivan.

"His vision and experience will help strengthen and promote the University’s Jesuit Catholic mission and character in ways that are bold, inclusive, and reflective of the rich diversity of our  University community.” 

Upcoming Events

All Are Welcome

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Navigate here to 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.

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Navigate here to 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!

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Navigate here to 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

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Navigate here to Connectedness

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!

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Navigate here to Mindfulness

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.

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Navigate here to Wellness

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

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Navigate here to Justice

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.

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Navigate here to Discernment

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

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Navigate here to 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.

Finding Harmony Between the Head, the Heart, and the Hands

A delegation from Santa Clara University and its Jesuit School of Theology visited Rome this week to meet various leaders from the Vatican and the Society of Jesus. The trip included a private audience for President Sullivan with Pope Francis.

SCU Land Acknowledgement

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.

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