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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.

 

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Involvement Opportunities

 

Making an Impact - Here, There, and Everywhere
50
STUDENT FELLOWS
 
160
VIRTUAL IMMERSION PARTICIPANTS
 
1025
STUDENTS PLACED WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS
 
3800+
UNIVERSITY-COMMUNITY HOURS OF ENGAGEMENT
 

Stories of Impact

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We are so proud of and excited for this graduating class of Ignatian Center student leaders. Whethere they served as Fellows, Immersion Coordinators, or front desk assistants, we are confident that they will use their passion and dedication to make the world a better place.

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This past Spring Break the Ignatian Center hosted 9 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.  

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When the Ignatian Center launched Thriving Neighbors in 2013, the goal was to help ensure that all children from San Jose's Greater Washington neighborhood finish high school prepared for post-secondary education. 8 years later, that vision is coming to fruition.

Environmental Justice & the Common Good

In response to Pope Francis’ call in his trailblazing encyclical, Laudato Si’, to act in solidarity with people in poverty around the world who face severe threats to their environments and health, SCU launches the Initiative on Environmental Justice and the Common Good, a three-year commitment grounded in our mission as a Jesuit, Catholic university to create a more sustainable world.

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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.