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Fighting for Social Justice

Toward a Better World

We believe that a more just world is not only a possibility — it’s a responsibility. It’s up to you — your tenacity, courage, and energy — to turn conviction into action for the good of all.

What Inspires You?
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What You'll Learn & Experience

Finding solutions. Advocating for equity. Inspiring others. Translating belief into action. Your Jesuit education at Gonzaga prepares you to do all of these. You’ll have opportunities to deepen your understanding of social justice both inside and outside of the classroom. Whether through application of concepts from your major and the University Core Curriculum or through focused study through our Solidarity and Social Justice minor, you’ll learn:

  • Multi-disciplinary perspectives on justice and how your new found skills and expertise will help you solve complex problems in society
  • Leadership traits that support team and community building, leading to ideas that result in social change and the celebration of human dignity
  • How to integrate considerations of justice and peace into academic, civil and social pursuits
  • How to create a more just and dignified society through application of moral and ethical principles both in the workplace and in the home environment


The Gonzaga Difference

In the Catholic, Jesuit and Humanistic traditions, your learning prepares you to work toward a more just world. You’ll cultivate an understanding of what it means to be human, to experience a well-lived life, to find your role in a more humane global community.

Your educational journey expands year by year with these principals of our Core curriculum:

  • Understanding and creating
  • Being and becoming
  • Caring and doing
  • Imagining the possible

You’ll also uncover the richness of interdisciplinary studies, where courses blend biology and dance, faith and science, politics and literature. All to equip you for the next part of your journey, where purpose and potential evolve.

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Experience what it means to Be A Zag.

We know there's something big in store for you. This is where you'll find it.