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.
Michael E. Engh, S.J. sends message of prayers and solidarity in aftermath of Paris attacks
We keep in our thoughts and prayers the victims, their families and all the people of France as we stand together in solidarity. We shall hold a prayer service on Monday, November 16, at 5:00 p.m. in front of the Mission Church to honor those who have died and all who have been affected by this tragedy. Read the full message.
In his message to the University, Fr. Engh invites the community to pray for victims of violence and attend guided Ignatian Examen.
"While these days of violence have brought on immense grief and despair, we as a society are capable of working with, rather than against, one another to overcome injustices and live together in community. To make this a reality, it takes personal reflection, communal dialogue, and actions, both big and small that bring peace and justice." Read the full message.
In an opinion piece for the Mercury News, Fr. Michael Engh and Emmet Carson, CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, argue for traffic relief, better transit service, and rebuilding broken-down roads. Read more.
President Michael Engh, S.J. announces new majors and a Blue Ribbon Commission on diversity and inclusion
In his annual State of the University address, Fr. Engh highlights several University achievements and reflects on "where we wish to be" on matters of diversity and inclusion.
"At this moment we need to join in solidarity with men and women of good will who are motivated by a diversity of religious and philosophical commitments." Read the full message.
In an opinion piece for the San Jose Mercury News, President Michael Engh, S.J. and Trustee John A. Sobrato make a case that ending homelessness is a social justice issue. Read the opinion piece here.