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 fourth annual Mission Week, from February 23 - March 3, 2018, 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
Experience the Examen
The Examen, a prayer of awareness that Ignatius of Loyola taught in his Spiritual Exercises, helps one notice God's presence in our daily lives. Join us virtually at any time to take the 12-minute examen at sju.edu/examen!
Proof play - 8pm - Bluett Theatre
Student Ignatian Leadership Conference - Time TBD - 5th floor of McShain Hall
Matthew's Cross Country Speaking and Traveling Art Tour - 4:00 pm, Doyle Banquet Hall South