St. Ignatius statue on a sunny day

Getting Started

  • Gonzaga’s Mission Statement describes who we are, what we do, and how we do it.
  • Jesuit. Catholic. Humanistic. What does Gonzaga mean by these three characteristics? Find out in Gonzaga University’s Statement of Affirmation.
  • Hearing some funny words around campus? Do You Speak Ignatian? is a wonderful glossary to help you learn the Jesuit lingo. 
  • What does it mean to be Jesuit? This is a creative response offered by our sister school, Le Moyne College. 
  • Get to know the basics of Ignatian Spirituality” here.
  • This video is an animation based on the life of the founder of the Jesuit order, St. Ignatius of Loyola, written, produced and narrated by Jason Kapell of the Fairfield University Media Center. 

Teaching Resources

  • Worldwide reflection on Jesuit education has led to the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm (IPP), a model for bringing to life the Jesuit vision in the teaching-learning experience. 
  • Teaching to the Mission is a pedagogical resource in which faculty describe how they incorporate Jesuit mission and identity into their courses, from a variety of disciplines. 
  • How does a Catholic, Jesuit university engage and advance the Catholic Intellectual Tradition? Our sister school, Boston College, offers a thoughtful response.  

Spirituality Resources

Foundational Documents on Jesuit, Catholic Higher Education

Jesuit and Catholic Higher Education Conferences, Meetings, and Programs

Talk to the Mission and Ministry team about participating in the following opportunities:

Recommended Book Reading

Contact the Office of Mission and Ministry

Send a message
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502 E. Boone Avenue
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