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Make a World of Difference

Why stop at making your mark? At St. John’s, you help to make the world a better place. We create opportunities for students to gain inspiration from their individual faith traditions by volunteering, fighting injustice, and serving those in need.

Facts-At-A-Glance

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Faith-based Programs

100+

Students Participate

139,710

Student Service Hours

Living the Vincentian Tradition

As a Vincentian University, St. John’s strengthens your education by embracing the values and teachings of St. Vincent de Paul (1581–1660), patron of charities. The knowledge and skills you gain in class are combined with meaningful, real-world experiences helping those in need through a wide variety of service opportunities. 

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Taking on the Status Quo

If you don’t like what you see, change it. That’s the example St. Vincent de Paul set by fighting poverty and injustice—and that’s what you can do through St. John’s many programs devoted to social action. In fact, some of the most meaningful lessons our students learn are through actively helping to create a better world—socially, politically, and economically. 

Faith Events

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Aug

11 a.m. Sunday Mass - Gina Cinelli

11:00 am12:00 pm
St. Thomas More Church, Queens Campus
21
Aug

8 a.m. Mass - Edward Leahy

8:00 am8:25 am
St. Thomas More Church, Queens Campus
22
Aug

8 a.m. Mass

8:00 am8:25 am
St. Thomas More Church, Queens Campus
22
Aug

Mass (Staten Island Campus)

12:15 pm1:00 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Chapel, Staten Island

Supporting Your Neighbors

A neighbor is anyone who needs you. At St. John’s, you have daily opportunities to help those in need near our campus, throughout New York City, and around the globe. The University’s varied service programs empower you to assist the elderly, to mentor children, to feed those who are hungry, and to build homes for those without shelter. Learn about the many ways you can help your neighbors—wherever they are. 

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Gathering Together

Welcome to St. Thomas More Church, the spiritual center of St. John’s University. This beautiful space is where students gather with classmates and professors for Mass, lectures, and other activities that enhance the learning that takes place in our classrooms and labs, and on our playing fields.

Answering the Call

You have what it takes to be a leader. St. John’s helps you fulfill your potential by combining sound management sense with faith-based values through programs like VITAL (Vincentian Initiative to Advance Leadership) and the Ozanam Scholars Program. See where your talents will take you.

Your Home on Campus

Whether you’re a resident or commuter student, Catholic or another faith, make Campus Ministry your home at SJU. We welcome all students to take part in programs and discussions that deepen their faith while contributing to life in our academic community and beyond.

Faith News

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“You have earned the right to be enormously proud of what you’ve accomplished. Today you embark on the noblest of professions with so much promise.” That was the message Hon. Janet DiFiore ’81L, Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals and the State of New York, relayed to graduates during her address at the annual St. John’s University School of Law Commencement Exercises.
St. John’s graduates from a wide variety of class years—many bringing family and friends—returned to the Queens campus on June 2 and 3 to reconnect with alma mater, meet former classmates, and support current students during the University’s Second Annual Grand Alumni Homecoming Weekend (GAHW).
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When six St. John’s undergraduates joined Konrad Tuchscherer, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Africana Studies, on a two-week trip through Cameroon in May, they not only got an inside look at the country of more than 23 million, they saw firsthand the benefits of experiential learning.
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