The Mission Statements of the University of San Francisco: An Historical Analysis

By Alan Ziajka, University Historian Emeritus

In this essay, Professor Ziajka offers a historical analysis of how the University has articulated its Jesuit mission in light of changing contexts. Ziajka observes continuity and development in both the content of the mission statement and process of formulation, helping us understand the significance of the 2020-2021 revision.