SJU’s current mission statement was approved in February 2014. Since then, we have worked to enliven the mission in the classroom, in our departments, in the community, on the fields, and in the residence halls.
The fifth annual Mission Week, from February 16 - 24, 2019, is an opportunity to come together as a community, to hold up our hope and ideals for all to see, to champion this vision that we have created together. During this week a wide range of activities and discussions fuel our exploration of our mission. In the schedule for the week, you will find engaging conversation, community-building activities and opportunities for service and giving back to the community.
In the Reflections section, you will also hear from individuals around the campus who have been reflecting on different aspects of the mission and how they see it brought to life in 2015. We encourage you to lead similar reflections and conversations in your own areas. Please click here for the facilitator's guide.
SJU 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
Image, Immersion and Bolivia
11 am - Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society Inductions, Chapel of Saint Joseph
7 pm - Mission Week Opening Mass - “We send you out on a mission of love!”, Chapel of Saint Joseph
9 pm - Mission Week Mass for the City of Sisterly/Brotherly Love, Chapel of Saint Joseph
11 am - "Communities Holding Each Other Accountable Through Educational, Restorative and Constructive Processes", Cardinal Foley Center
7 pm - "Love Thy Neighbor: Refugee & Immigrant Services in Philadelphia",
Cardinal Foley Center
ALL DAY - Examen-Nation in your office, hall or house, Let’s set the record for them most examens done in a day!
1pm - 4 pm - Covered with Care: Cura Personalis in the Perch, The Perch
6 pm - Black Student Union and Career Development Center, Doyle Banquet Hall
7pm - Mission Madness at The SJU vs. Duquesne Women’s Game, Hagan Arena
8:30 pm - Wednesday Worship, Chapel of Saint Joseph
9:45 pm - Weekly Wednesday Examen moves to the Chapel, Chapel of Saint Joseph.
11 am - "The Other Side: How is polarization today different from the
past?", Campion Center, North Lounge
3:30 pm - 6 pm Global Women Sharing Culture at the Wonderland Tea Party
Mandeville 123 (faculty dining room)
6-8 pm - Taste of the World, The Perch, Tickets will be $3 in advance
(tabling in Campion) and $5 at the door.
All Day - Cradles to Crayons Employee Service Immersion: Employees will depart campus and spend part of the day working with our community partner Cradles to Crayons in Conshohocken helping them send out love to children all over our city.
- Cradles to Crayons morning Service Shift - 9:15AM - 12:30PM, Van leaving from Cardinal Avenue
- Cradles to Crayons afternoon Service Shift - 12:30PM - 3:30PM, Van Leaving from Cardinal Ave.