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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 24 to March 2, 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 in which the Feast of Saint Joseph falls, 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