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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.

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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

17
Oct

8 a.m. Mass - Marietta B. Corrado

8:00 am8:25 am
St. Thomas More Church, Queens Campus
17
Oct

10/17 Blood Drive

11:00 am5:00 pm
Donovan Community Room
17
Oct

12:15 p.m.- Mass - Marietta B. Corrado

12:15 pm12:45 pm
St. Thomas More Church, Queens Campus
17
Oct

Mass (Staten Island Campus)

12:15 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Chapel, Staten Island
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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St. John's Founder's Week
Echoing the passage from Matthew’s Gospel—“I was a stranger and you welcomed me”—St. John’s 23rd annual Founder’s Week celebrated the University’s Vincentian heritage with programs, lectures, and service opportunities evoking the theme of “Welcome the Stranger.”
St. John's Service Learning Trip
Eager to see South Africa and help those in need, Carissa Herb, a junior at St. John’s University, achieved both those goals by enrolling in a popular philosophy course this past spring.
St. John's University Vincentian Convocation, Bishop Barres
St. John’s University launched its 23rd Founder’s Week celebration by welcoming Most Reverend John O. Barres, S.T.D., J.C.L., D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, to the annual Vincentian Convocation on September 21.
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Spotlight on Religious Life during Brothers’/Sisters’ Night
St. John’s University’s Campus Ministry sponsored its third annual Brothers’/Sisters’ Night at the 5:30 p.m. Sunday Student Mass on September 17 in St. Thomas More Church. This event gives students the opportunity to meet and pray with Sisters and Brothers who serve the local Church.
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