Saint Josephs University was founded by the Jesuits â visionary Catholic priests and educators who prioritized social justice, the pursuit of excellence, service to others, and the development of the whole person, or, cura personalis. One of only 28 universities and colleges nationwide exemplifying this 500-year- old Jesuit tradition, SJU offers each of its students an educational experience that will hone their skills, expand their knowledge, grow their faith and strengthen their character.
An ACESJU Fellow is a person of faith and justice seeking to live in solidarity with one another and their respective communities, especially those in under-resourced and under-served areas. A spirit of simple living is embraced which offers a deeper insight into social justice and the most vulnerable members of our cities. Fellows are challenged to make responsible fiscal choices. By living modestly, members can identify with the economic realities of the children, families, and neighborhoods they serve. Simple living promotes authentic fellowship, encouraging Fellows to form meaningful bonds through conversation and shared intentional time with one another.