The Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education
The Ignatian Center exemplifies and activates the Jesuit, Catholic character of Santa Clara University.
We encourage our students, faculty, staff, and community to embrace Jesuit wisdom by inspiring awareness, thought, reflection, discernment, and action.
Immersion Trip ReflectionsIt's been nearly 3 years since the Ignatian Center's Immersion trip to Nicaragua, and student participants continue to find themselves reflecting on their experiences. Learn how the impact and power of that one week Immersion trip has proven to be a lifechanging experience.
Hannah WarneckeWatch the video of their reflections
2018 Jean Donovan FellowsThis summer, 15 Jean Donovan Fellows will engage with communities across the country and around the world. Students select host organizations that focus on social justice issues ranging from healthcare to immigration.Visit our Donovan Fellowship Blog
explore JournalThe 2016-18 Bannan Institute presents the Spring 2018 explore Journal. This issue of explore seeks to further dialogue and action around pressing issues of racial and ethnic justice, economic justice, gender justice, and environmental justice facing our world today.
explore Spring 2018Read the full issue of explore
Jesuit Education in ActionCommunity Development Fellow Maria Muñoz Yepez has a heart for community. With 3 immersion trips and 5 Arrupe Placements under her belt and an upcoming Jean Donovan Fellowship on the table, Maria is the embodiment of her Jesuit education (and an ICJE rock star!).
Maria Muñoz Yepez '19Read Maria's Interview
Going Off TrackThe time constraints and training regimen of being a student athlete are all encompassing and leave little room for much else. Why then, did the Associate Head Coach of SCU's Cross Country Team, Pete Cushman, take his team on an Immersion trip?
Pete CushmanRead Pete's Interview
Sowing the Seeds of Social JusticeAfter working and volunteering for several years in education, Bronco Urban Garden Educator Lisa Martinez considers Arrupe Weekly Engagement to be a unique and inspiring educational endeavor.
Lisa MartinezLearn more
Expanding the Definition of CommunityAfter graduating, Lena Eyen '17 chose to join the Jesuit Volunteer Corps to continue fostering her interest in environmental studies.She credits her immersion trip experiences in Appalachia for playing an essential role in shaping her education and postgraduate pursuits.
Lena Eyen '17Read Lena's Story
Sustainable "Artivism"Studio art and art history double major Ciaran Freeman '18 shares how his art, crafted from blueprints, electrical conduits, and discarded wood, promotes social justice and sustainability.
Ciaran Freeman '18Watch the Video
Reflections of a Self-Proclaimed TalkerSri Ramesh, 2017 SCU graduate, finds herself in a place of reflection. It's a surprising place to be, for this self-proclaimed "talker," but it's where she often lives since going on her first immersion trip the summer after her freshman year.
Sri Ramesh '17Read Sri's Story
Seeing the World Through a New LensSCU senior Jenna Salinas never considered herself a spiritual person. It wasn't until she attended SCU and traveled on her first Immersion trip that Jenna began to see spirituality - and the world - through a new lens.
Jenna Salinas '18Read Jenna's Story