Jesuit Ideals at Work

At Saint Peter’s College, the Jesuit ideal of “Men and Women for Others” will always be an integral component of the education of each student, inside and outside of the classroom.

On campus, our Office of Campus Ministry and Office of Community Service work hand-in-hand to ensure students are exposed to meaningful and potentially life-changing volunteer experiences. Together, we prepare students for a lifetime of learning, leadership and service, while cultivating an awareness and appreciation for diversity that we guide them to maintain as post-college adults.

Vision 2015, a plan that seeks to advance Saint Peter’s recognition as a leading Jesuit institution, pursues a bold vision rooted in faith, reason, service and justice. Currently in its primary stages, Vision 2015 has identified the promotion of Saint Peter’s Jesuit mission and identity as one of the plan’s four main objectives.

In order to succeed in this area, our team, as well as Saint Peter’s faculty and administrators, are charged with continuing to advance a dynamic interfaith community on campus; to further integrate faith and reason into the academic curriculum; and to encourage our students to embrace a lifelong commitment to service. Although the plan was enacted less than a year ago, Vision 2015’s guidance to advance the College’s Jesuit mission and identity is already evident in the response of our student body.

Visit the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities’ (AJCU) Web site to read the complete article.