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Ignatian Center

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.


Salvadoran Martyrs: The Role of Jesuit Universities to Remember & Reflect

This two-part virtual event in honor of the anniversary of the Salvadoran Martyrs of the UCA was co-sponsored by the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, Campus Ministry, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

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Twin Pandemics: COVID-19 & Racial Injustice

Co-hosted by the Center for Arts & Humanities and the Ignatian Center's Bannan Forum and co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, this two-day event featured virtual exhibits and performances, keynote speakers, and various discussion panels on  the intersection of the Covid-19 and racial injustice pandemics.

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Our Ongoing 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.

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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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For the latest information, please visit our COVID-19 website for updates and read our FAQ.

Vice President of Mission & Ministry

SCU has relaunched the search for its new Vice President for Mission and Ministry. This position comes about in response to SCUs Mission Priority Examen and represents an exciting new direction in the elevation of mission work across the institution.



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