A Truly Transformative Learning Experience: That’s the Magis

At Saint Joseph’s University, we are committed to our Catholic Jesuit tradition and guided by our Ignatian values.  We provide challenging opportunities and empower our students in order to create a supportive and transformative educational experience. With this in mind, SJU created the Five Transformative Learning Goals which we believe will help students develop holistically so that they may become servant leaders, who discern goals, focus on social justice, appreciate diversity and lead lives of faith and purpose.

There are numerous approaches to achieve each of the Transformative Learning Goals.  Every individual will go about their journey in their own way, utilizing different means and at varying times. Below is a list of some of the many resources available to students as they formulate their own process of achieving the learning goals.

Students, please see the resources below to help you work towards each of the learning goals.

Faculty and Staff, please promote these resources and refer students to each of them as needed.

Develop Faith and Spiritual Awareness

Campus Ministry is open to all students, faculty and staff of all faiths. Check out their programs including faith sharing groups like Koinonia, all types of retreats, options for different types of worship and much more!

Participate in the Daily Examen which was adapted from the Spiritual Exercises to reflect on your experiences in life and at Saint Joseph’s University

Learn more about the Jesuit ideals and SJU’s mission through participating in Mission Week events in person or online.

Appreciate Diversity

Office for Inclusion and Diversity has tons of events taking place this year – check out their calendar here or read their Newsletters to find out what’s new in the office and at SJU

Stop by the Office of Multicultural Life to learn more about the many events and programs offered by the department or the diverse student organizations advised by the office

Realize a Satisfying and Productive Lifestyle

Join the #SJUWeekender to find out about fun events every weekend in and around Philly

O’Pake Recreation Center for group classes, fitness assessments, fitness center and more

Club Sports or Intramural Sports to stay fit and make friends through being active

Student Health Center for confidential medical assessment and information

Dining Services to find out nutrition news you can use and learn what’s on the menu

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) for individual or group counseling and more

Student Outreach and Support to learn more about resources on campus and find support

Join a Club or Organization: 100s of student organizations are available including Greek Life and if the organization you want doesn’t exist, create it yourself!

Connect with Student Union Board to find FREE and fun events throughout the semester

Join the Flock if you are impacted by a loved one’s addiction for support groups, 12-step meetings, social and sober events and more

Practice Servant Leadership focused on Social Justice

Become a Student Leader to learn about teamwork and network with others, gain hands-on leadership skills focused on servant leadership

Take a service-learning class to integrate the classroom learning with real-life issues while serving with and for our community

Check out the many options for community service through Campus Ministry including Weekly Service options, week-long service trips like APEX and one day service events.

Sign up to join other Hawks in a Community Clean Up Day offered once a month from Off Campus Student Life

Watch this video on Ignatian Leadership and sign up to attend the Igatian Leadership conference held once a year

Study abroad through the Faith Justice Institute to take your learning international!

Discern Personal, Educational and Professional Goals

Career Development Center for major exploration, mock interviews, career counseling, resume critique and more

 The Success Center to find tutoring, a learning specialist or disability support services

HSB Advising Center or CAS Advising Center to learn more about your major & requirements

Post Learning Commons & Drexel Library to find books and resources and 24/7 IM help

Hawk Central for financial aid & scholarships, loan information, payment plans, etc.



There are many other resources available at SJU. This is not an exhaustive list.  Reach out to any faculty or staff member if you have more questions or are looking for additional resources.