Saint Joseph's University students serving their community.The core inspiration for the Saint Joseph’s model of education is the Catholic faith and intellectual tradition expressed through the nearly 500-year-old Jesuit educational network.  Catholic, Jesuit values articulated by our University mission include: an education rooted in the liberal arts; the pursuit of personal and professional excellence; a focused concern for on social justice and the common good; a lifelong commitment to learning; and a commitment to finding God in all things.

The Office of Mission Programs promotes these values by providing support for the teaching, research and service which are central to the work of Saint Joseph’s University. Faculty, staff, students, parents and alumni are invited to engage in a variety of programs which bring to life the vision of Saint Ignatius Loyola and the mission of Saint Joseph’s.

Mission Statement

As Philadelphia’s Jesuit Catholic University, Saint Joseph’s provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts.  We prepare students for personal excellence, professional success, and engaged citizenship.  Striving to be an inclusive and diverse community that educates and cares for the whole person, we encourage and model lifelong commitment to thinking critically, making ethical decisions, pursuing social justice, and finding God in all things.