St. Ignatius Institute

The St. Ignatius Institute (SII) is a core living/learning community at the University of San Francisco that is distinctively Jesuit.

The SII curriculum and community challenge students to think critically and creatively; to reason and ask questions; and to attain a deeper understanding of the human experience across time and space. Our academic approach is multidisciplinary, historical, and global. Our curriculum integrates the study of influential ideas from East and West with engagement with the challenging realities of our world.

SII students share community and explore their spirituality in the Jesuit tradition. They use their imagination, creativity, and critical analysis to promote the common good, especially for those most in need.


  • Four years of guaranteed on-campus housing
  • A curriculum that fulfills Core requirements in Theology/Religious Studies, Philosophy, and/or Ethics
  • SII is compatible with any major or minor
  • Become part of a vibrant community within USF
  • Unique study abroad opportunities at Oxford for a semester or an entire year.


For more information, call (415) 422-5314 or email David Garcia, Program Assistant, at

Contact Info

St. Ignatius Institute

Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

2130 Fulton Street
Kalmanovitz Hall, K 144
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
(415) 422-5314