Fr. Hess holding up the book of the gospels at commencement mass

Our Catholic, Jesuit, Humanistic Mission

“The real measure of our Jesuit universities lies in who our students become.”
- Fr. Peter Hans Kolvenbach, former Superior General of the Society of Jesus

The Gonzaga educational experience prepares students to be wholehearted leaders who serve the common good and give glory to God.

For more information about our mission and values, and how you can participate more fully, please check out the links below:
Class is held on the grass in front of the Grotto

Mission and Vision

An institution of higher learning, Gonzaga is committed to the education of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit.

Gonzaga students on pilgrimage in North Idaho

Office of Mission and Ministry

Gonzaga's Office of Mission and Ministry supports active engagement with our Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic mission.

Students stand together with linked arms on International Day of tolerance.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Gonzaga aims to promote acceptance and encouragement of people from all backgrounds.

Statue of St. Ignatius Loyola with the spires of St. Aloysius Church nearby


Find prayers, texts, videos and more to help you better understand our distinctive tradition and mission.

Gonzaga book from 1925

Gonzaga's History

Since 1887, Gonzaga has been the premier Catholic university of the Inland Northwest.

Jesuit Community

Our Jesuit Community continues the commitment of Gonzaga's founding Jesuits.

Contact the Office of the Vice President, Mission Integration

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