Inside shot of St. Thomas More Church during mass

Faith and Mission

Building a Community of Faith, Service, and Friendship

Why stop at making your mark? At St. John’s, you help 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.

Service Our Mission St. Thomas More Church

Make a World of Difference

Exterior of St. Thomas More Church

Gathering Together

The church is the center of the Queens campus and our mission. What happens here nourishes what happens in all of the classrooms and labs, and on all of the campuses and playing fields, preparing our students to go forth in love and service.

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Your Home on Campus

Whether you are a resident or commuter student, Catholic or another faith, make Campus Ministry your home at St. John's. 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.

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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.

Students handing out clothes at Midnight Run

Taking on the Status Quo

If you do not like what you see, change it. That is the example St. Vincent de Paul set by fighting poverty and injustice—and that is 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.

Success at St. John's

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Biology Major Finds Faith and Purpose at St. John’s

Now a senior, Olivia immediately felt drawn to the University’s Catholic and Vincentian mission. During freshman year, she immersed herself in service projects such as Midnight Runs and began studying with the University’s Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults group. She was eventually baptized and confirmed into the Catholic faith at the end of her freshman year.

Olivia Hervey St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences