Jesuit Catholic Tradition
The Jesuit tradition and the vision of Santa Clara University is to educate the whole person—mind, body, and soul—and prepare students to create a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
In pursuit of that vision, Santa Clara University’s mission is to create an academic community that educates the whole person within the Jesuit, Catholic tradition, making student learning our central focus, continuously improving our curriculum and co-curriculum, strengthening our scholarship and creative work, and serving the communities of which we are a part in Silicon Valley and around the world.
What does that mean? It means above all else, a Jesuit education is an invitation to fully develop every dimension of your humanity. We welcome people of every faith and background to join the SCU family, which continues to grow and evolve in ways that enrich us all.