Saint Joseph's University was founded by the Jesuits — 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.
Civil rights leader Congressman John Lewis (GA) will visit Saint Joseph's University on Monday, April 16 to deliver a talk at 10 a.m., in the Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena. His lecture will draw from his life's work as a civil rights crusader and champion of social justice causes. In particular, Lewis will address the life and legacy of his friend and mentor Martin Luther King Jr. The congressman's talk culminates a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of a speech King delivered on campus on October 26, 1967.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) at SJU has achieved its 25-year mark of preparing and filing tax returns free of charge for qualifying individuals in the surrounding community. As an IRS-sponsored program, VITA provides SJU with tax software and training materials for student volunteers who serve close to 325 taxpayers each year.
SJU President Mark C. Reed, Ed.D., announced today the appointment of Rabbi Abraham Skorka, Ph.D., as University Professor beginning in the fall of 2018. He will work closely with the directors of the University's Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations to develop and expand its educational and research programs with the goal of promoting deeper understanding between Catholics and Jews.