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Helping & Understanding Others

In Service and Support

You’ll hear it time and again: Zags are people for others. We believe in the power of community and connections, of bonds of friendship and fellowship that extend across campus—and across the world.

What Inspires You?

What You'll Learn & Experience

As part of the Gonzaga community, you’ll be challenged to grow and stretch. We want you to know yourself, so that you can share your knowledge and compassion.

  • Critical thinking and reasoning
  • Communication and analysis
  • Discovery and experience through research and service-learning
  • Self-understanding and compassion for others
  • The multi-dimensional aspects of social justice, and how to advocate for others


The Gonzaga Difference

In the Catholic, Jesuit and Humanistic traditions, your learning prepares you to work toward a more just world. You’ll cultivate an understanding of what it means to be human, to experience a well-lived life, to find your role in a more humane global community.

Your educational journey expands year by year with these principals of our Core curriculum:

  • Understanding and creating
  • Being and becoming
  • Caring and doing
  • Imagining the possible

You’ll also uncover the richness of interdisciplinary studies, where courses blend biology and dance, faith and science, politics and literature. All to equip you for the next part of your journey, where purpose and potential evolve.

Contents of a Backpack for Hope

Experience what it means to Be A Zag.

We know there's something big in store for you. This is where you'll find it.