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Core Curriculum


The Experiential Learning for Social Justice (ELSJ) component of Santa Clara’s Core curriculum cultivates social justice, civic life, perspective, and civic engagement.

To echo the words of Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J.: ELSJ provides Santa Clara students with opportunities for experiencing the gritty reality of the world, thinking critically about the world, responding to its suffering, and engaging it constructively. ELSJ’s Rubrics, Reports, and Guidelines

ELSJ Overview

The Jesuit philosophy behind the unique tradition.

Student Resources

Resources for students fulfilling their ELSJ requirement

Faculty Resources

Resources for faculty designing and teaching ELSJ courses

ELSJ Stories

Learn more about student experiences at their ELSJ placements