Office of the President
Welcome to Santa Clara University, the place where Jesuit education and Silicon Valley converge: where ethics informs innovation; where faith inspires action; where academic rigor animates our community; and where service and compassion create in our students the will to build a better world.
Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Santa Clara belongs to a long tradition of Jesuit education going back more than 450 years. At Santa Clara, we educate the whole person so that each student can reach their full potential intellectually, spiritually, and in community. We graduate students ready to lead lives that make the world more humane, more just, more faith-filled and more sustainable for all. Our faculty and staff guide our students and provide them the tools they need to thrive. As president, priest, and professor, I have the privilege of serving this generous community at a time full of aspiration and innovation. Join us in our quest to become more.
Michael E. Engh, S.J.
News and Announcements
President Michael Engh, S.J. joins AJCU presidents in voicing support for undocumented students.
Read the full statement here.
President Michael Engh, S.J. signs statement in support of the DACA Program
Fr. Engh joins college and university presidents across the country in a statement to our country's leaders to support Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and undocumented immigrant students.
Fr. Engh opens Campus Sexual Assault Symposium
Santa Clara University hosts symposium of speakers including actress Sharon Stone, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, and District Attorney Jeff Rosen.
Fr. Engh sends a message of support and encouragement to students, faculty and staff in an uneasy time.
"This long tradition of solidarity – our legacy of accompanying “the other” – provides a framework in which I view how we cope with the fears that have grown since the national elections." Read the full message.
Post-Election Message from the President
"I encourage you to initiate or participate in such conversations and express the strong values we hold as a Jesuit university, ideals that include solidarity with the most vulnerable in society, respect for differences, justice, fairness, and compassion." Read his full message.