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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

St. John's University Service

30

Faith-based Programs
St. John's University Service

$5,000

Annual Catholic Scholars Grant
St. John's University Service

139,710

Student Service Hours
St. John's University Student in Church

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. 

Success at St. John's

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. 

St. John's University Students Conducting Midnight Run

Faith Events

10
Dec

12:15 p.m. Mass - Mary Nolan

11:00 am12:00 pm
St. Thomas More Church, Queens Campus
10
Dec

Family Mass & Dinner

6:00 pm7:00 pm
Kiernan Suite, Kelleher Center
11
Dec

8:00 am Mass: Glenn Messina

8:00 am8:30 am
St. Thomas More Church
11
Dec

12:15pm Mass: Barbara Green

12:15 pm1:00 pm
St. Thomas More Church
St. John's University Faculty Member and Student

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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L to R: Fr. Wil Tyrell, S.A., Rabbi Shlomo Nisanov, Dr. Matthew Lewis Sutton, Cyndi Joubert, Fr. Gregory Saroufeem, Imam Bayram
In a political climate often fraught with divisive rhetoric, St. John’s University invited local religious leaders to a special event this semester celebrating the values that unite us.
Speakers and participants of the 10th Biennial Vincentian Chair of Social Justice Conference,
Reaching out to those in need—especially the homeless—is a cornerstone of St. John’s University’s Vincentian Mission. Equally important is the effort to identify and find solutions to the root causes of the problem. These were the goals of the 10th Biennial Vincentian Chair of Social Justice Conference, held October 21 at the D’Angelo Center on the Queens campus.