The Office of University Mission is dedicated to the example of St. Vincent de Paul, who based his ministry on helping those in need. Last year, our students logged nearly 97,000 service hours in 125 city agencies and at 11 sites on four continents. Gaining direct, shared experience through helping others, students are uniquely prepared for lives as ethical leaders, in what ever career they choose.
Being a force for good is what St. John’s is all about. Our graduates use their time and talents to make our world a better place. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, faith is an integral part of this effort. We encourage students to strengthen their faith, and value, respect, and support all religious traditions.
The Multicultural Advisory Committee is an advisory group to the President of the University that addresses both the broad issues of multiculturalism in higher education and the specific multicultural needs of our St. John’s University community. One of its functions is to provide recommendations that will help the University better serve its increasingly diverse population.
Co-chaired by Dr. André McKenzie and Dr. Kathryn Hutchinson, the committee is comprised of thirty-five representative faculty, administrators and students from the Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan campuses. The committee held its first meeting in the spring of 2004 and continues to meet regularly since that time. Meetings of the committee are open to all members of the University community.