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Office of University Mission

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.