Tradition: The Society of Jesus

The University of San Francisco has inherited the rich vision of St. Ignatius of Loyola, who founded the Society of Jesus (also known as the Jesuits) in 1540. Reflecting the values of the Spiritual Exercises, Jesuit education affirms the ultimate goodness of the world as created, loved and redeemed by God; it seeks to find God in all things.

Illustration of the Society of JesusDeath Mask of St. Ignatius