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.
Stories of Impact
On Mission | In Solidarity
This past November, the Division of Mission and Ministry hosted SCU's inaugural Mission Week. This week-long celebration of the University's mission centered on its Jesuit roots and brought together staff, faculty and students. As we look back at the many events and gatherings that comprised the week, it is clear that this is what mission looks like at SCU.
Leading Through Laudato Si'
Inspired by the Pope's encyclical Laudato Si': On Care For Our Common Home, the Center for Sustainability and Division of Mission and Ministry are embarking on the expansive planning process to set SCU's goals and strategies for building a more humane, just, and sustainable world.
Beyond Bad Apples
Last Spring, the Ignatian Center co-hosted a workshop for ministers, staff, and administrators in Catholic parishes and diocese led by Julie Hanlon Rubio (JST) and Paul J. Schutz (SCU), which presented new research on factors contributing to clergy sexual abuse and assess their implications for Catholic institutions.
Faculty & Staff Immersion
This past Spring Break the Ignatian Center hosted Faculty & Staff on an Immersion to Kino Border Initiatives on the US/Mexico Border. One of the staff participants, professional photographer Charles Barry, captured the spirit of the week-long trip, as documented in this video.