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 our 2018 student satisfaction survey, a top area of satisfaction reported was "This institution shows concern for students as individuals."
In the USA, The Jesuit network of 27 Universities, 47 high schools and dozens of Cristo Rey and Nativity schools educate people of all classes, races and creeds.
“Jesuit education seems to inspire students to want more and to seek to live with enthusiasm. And, because we believe the world in infused with the grandeur of God, one will want to transcend oneself and get to our ultimate meaning and it’s there that one will find God. That is why this Jesuit University is here and, as servants of this mission, that is why we are here.” - Rev. Herbert B. Keller, S.J., Vice President for Mission and Ministry
I chose Scranton because of its Jesuit identity rooted in the liberal arts. I have always felt magnetized to the strong sense of community on campus and felt that it would allow me to grow and learn as an individual.
Colleen Boyle '20