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7 Centers and Institutes Driving Social Change

Saint Joseph’s Jesuit mission is front and center — especially when it comes to its centers and institutes. Here’s a glimpse at how seven of them are making an impact.

By Diane Holliday


Saint Joseph’s centers and institutes are a nexus between classroom and community. They're where disciplines collide, where students and faculty come together to solve real-world problems, and where Hawks embed themselves within the community. The University’s more than a dozen centers and institutes address topics ranging from autism education to substance use disorder, and from business ethics to environmental sustainability. Through research, service, educational programming and more, these entities generate new knowledge, redefine their fields and play a critical role in the Jesuit mission of Saint Joseph’s University.

Here are seven ways the University’s centers and institutes are transforming the community.