The Five Pillars — Spiritual Depth
Establishing spiritual depth is coming to understand what it means to be human while developing personal value systems and responsible self-direction.
St. Joseph's University encourages its community to value wonder, empathy, humility and gratitude in everyday life. Our students are strongly encouraged to be compassionate to those around them and to celebrate their differences, while remaining true to their personal morals. Some students honor their spiritual depth by embracing religion and getting involved with Campus Ministry. Others carry out acts of service or educate themselves about those who are different from them.
- Campus Ministry and Outreach Club creates an environment of trust so that relationships can be built and understandings can be found between people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs.
- Freshman Day of Service encourages student volunteers to spend the day working at the Sisters of St. Joseph motherhouse in Brentwood, New York.
- Honor the Sisters of St. Joseph by participating in our annual Catholic Sisters Week celebration.
- Join our weekly mass, held in the beautiful Kennedy Chapel in Burns Hall.
- Enroll in one of our religious studies classes and learn about religion in the context of society, history and culture.
Jason Steidl, Ph.D., Professor of Religious Studies
"Studying religion creates empathy. St. Joseph’s students have the tools to listen and understand where others with different backgrounds and beliefs are coming from."