Shape a Better World

As part of our Jesuit tradition, Holy Cross believes that every student is connected, growing and learning from each other as much as with each other. Students of all faith traditions are welcome at Holy Cross. We encourage you to think deeply about what you can learn from perspectives that are different from yours, and to use this new understanding to shape our campus, and the world, in meaningful ways.

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Acting on Our Beliefs

In the Jesuit tradition, the service of faith means working with people of all backgrounds and beliefs, helping them to become more open toward God and more willing to live according to the guidance of the Gospel — not to make people think or behave in a way that is unreflective or imposed.

At their most basic level, the teachings of Jesus can be described as “love of God and love of neighbor.” At Holy Cross, this idea is expressed in a multitude of ways — from service initiatives and spiritual retreats to research projects designed to benefit society — that open you to new perspectives and inspire you to live more intentionally.

Find Your Opportunity to Serve

students interacting with members of the community as part of service work

Our Jesuit Identity plays an integral role in our approach to education. Our mission calls us to work together, to be sensitive to one another, and to serve others on campus and in the world.

The happiness and success of our community flow from our commitment to respecting and lifting our neighbors as we lift ourselves. Holy Cross offers a number of opportunities to serve, engage, and grow in solidarity with others.


Ready to Join the Holy Cross Community?

At Holy Cross, we choose hope and lead with optimism. We empower one another to go further, working to improve ourselves as we improve the lives of those around us. Your experience on The Hill will set you up for a life of meaning and purpose.