Build Community, Seek Faith, Serve Broadly
We believe that thoughtful scholarly excellence, service and ongoing reflection advance our ability to contribute high-impact research and provide the highest-quality education. Our Catholic heritage and Jesuit traditions of ethical behavior and scholarly distinction in research and education lead to new knowledge that advances our mission, globally and in the communities we serve.
As a Jesuit and Catholic institution, an ethos of service is the foundation of all our efforts. Jesuit education seeks to form “men and women for others” and the Health Sciences Division keeps that formative ideal at the center of our educational and research missions. While service to others is the basis of all our activities, signature activities in the HSD help our students and faculty grow in the fullness of our values. Initiatives such as the International Service Immersion medical student program and the Lourdes Nursing Program provide an opportunity for direct and personal encounters with people in need along with structured reflection on professional responsibilities to the poor and the spiritual development to sustain such commitments.
We share an abiding awareness of human dignity. This entails a commitment to promote the full participation of all everyone in community and society, not dependence on charity. This is the meaning of social justice.
While every unit within the Health Sciences Division shares the same mission to those in need and the values of our learning community, several offices and institutes have an explicit mission to foster awareness of the spiritual, ethical and social justice aspects of our mission.