The Jesuit Way

The Jesuit Way

Students often ask what Jesuit means. The Jesuits are an order of priests within the Catholic religion who were founded by St. Ignatius Loyola over 450 years ago. They have deep roots in education.

The chief characteristics of a Jesuit education include:

  • The concept of the Magis, or a restless pursuit of excellence grounded in gratitude
  • Cura Personalis, individual attention to students and respect for the uniqueness of each member of the University community
  • Eloquentia Perfecta, a good person speaking and writing well
  • Seeking God in all things
  • A liberal arts education
  • Service of faith and the promotion of justice
  • Contemplation in action

In the USA, The Jesuit network of 28 Universities, 47 high schools and dozens of Cristo Rey and Nativity schools educate people of all classes, races and creeds. 

Jesuit Network Map

“Our students are encouraged to engage in processes by which one discerns and discovers, fashions and forms, one’s deepest truest self in the context of community.  Our deepest, truest selves are the persons God wants us to be, the “men and women for and with others” our global communities needs to create a world of peace and prosperity, faith and freedom, justice and joy.”  - Fr. Rick Malloy, S.J., University Chaplain

I chose Scranton because of the Jesuit values that are instilled within the education here. Scranton cares about helping you grow into a good person, and the best person you can be- it's not just about the grades on your transcripts.

Alexa Kromko '17