About Us

Mission and Ministry

The division of Mission and Ministry coordinates the university-wide effort to sustain and enhance the distinctive mission of USD as a Catholic university. Mission and Ministry serves as a resource for all those interested in acquiring a fuller appreciation of the richness and relevance of our history, mission and core values.

The university community is invited and encouraged to learn more about and come to a deeper understanding of our mission, especially our commitment to integrating intellectual, personal, ethical, and religious formation, by participating in one of the many programs sponsored by Mission and Ministry.

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University Ministry

Within the division of Mission and Ministry, University Ministry (UM) is committed to promoting the integration of personal and informed faith, the principles and practice of Catholic Social Thought, and the knowledge and experience of Christian living for the entire USD community.

UM's programs are designed to empower students, staff, faculty, and alumni to:

  • Build a faith community
  • Develop a mature faith
  • Educate and work for justice
  • Nurture personal development
  • Cultivate leadership for Church and society
  • Form Christian conscience

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The Center for Christian Spirituality

Also within the division of Mission and Ministry, the Center for Christian Spirituality seeks to serve the San Diego community at large and its surrounding areas with programming that contributes to the spiritual development of all. It seeks to provide access to spiritual development through four areas: personal enrichment, academic life, professional life and social justice.

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Mission Statement

The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic institution committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and professional knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community, and preparing leaders dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service.

Read more about USD's Mission, Vision and Values.