The Council for Jesuit Mission encourages and supports reflection, formation and integration around the mission, vision and core values of the University.  Through ongoing discernment, leadership development, and relationship-building across the University, the Council exists to:

  • Animate mission throughout the University and integrate the University’s core values into planning, decision-making, and programming across divisions
  • Promote understanding of the Jesuit Catholic tradition and Ignatian spirituality and explore the implications of these traditions on higher education
  • Support efforts to build up a diverse, inclusive community that honors the full integral development of all persons and strengthens the common good

USF 2028 Planning Document

The core mission of the University of San Francisco is to promote learning in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. In this tradition, education aims at fully developing every dimension of a person’s humanity—intellectual, moral, social, religious and aesthetic—so that our graduates, in addition to mastering a requisite body of knowledge, think clearly, analyze critically and communicate effectively, evidence a disciplined sensitivity to human suffering, construct lives of purpose and meaning and work effectively with persons of varying background and cultures for the common good.


USF Reaffirmation Process 2016

The University’s Mission is to “promote learning in the Jesuit Catholic tradition...for undergraduate, graduate and professional students” and to provide them with “the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as persons and professionals, and the values and sensitivity necessary to be men and women for others.”