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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.


Our Commitment to Justice


The Ignatian Center stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.  We are committed to doing the  necessary internal and external work to be better allies for our BIPOC students, colleagues, and community members.  Click here for the Ignatian Center's statement on Our Commitment to Racial Justice.

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Thank You ICJE Donors


The generous support of donors allows the Ignatian Center to impact so many SCU students. We invited two of those students, Grace Lin-Cereghino '21 and Mary Claire Simone '21, to share more about their experiences with the Ignatian Center.

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Mission Mondays


The mission of any institution is important to its vitality and role in the wider world. Whether in times of crisis or in everyday situations, a deep engagement with the Jesuit mission shapes our actions and underpins our transformative vision of higher education. Every other week we will offer a short reading or other form of content, a few key resources, and a brief reflection video from a member of the Santa Clara community.

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SCU's Loss is USC's Gain


After serving four years as executive director of Santa Clara University’s Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, Dorian Llywelyn, S.J. is leaving to become president of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California. His intellect, humor, and dedication to Jesuit Education will be greatly missed, at the Center and the University. 



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The Gospel According to Lazarus


Riley Sherr, 2019 Jean Donovan Fellow, spent the last month of his summer in San Jose, Costa Rica working in the medical field. His experience will certainly help him professionally as he continues his pre-med studies, but it is the lessons he learned in humility, generosity, and second chances that will contribute to his development as a person for others. 

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The Power of Community Engagement


As the Senior Program Director for the Ignatian Center's Thriving Neighbors program, Irene Cermeño understands the power of community engagement. She has been involved in some capacity with the Ignatian Center from the start of her "Super Bronco" journey, but it is her relationship with the Greater Washington community members and their trust in her that fills her with joy.

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