Faith expressed freely
In keeping with our Catholic and Holy Cross legacy, faith expresses itself freely at St. Edward’s University — an environment in which one’s chosen beliefs can be deepened and expressed.
Whether praying at the Grotto, or joining with the Muslim Student Association at the close of Ramadan; observing Friday evening Shabbat or daily Catholic liturgy — the emphasis here is on gaining understanding and emerging stronger in your faith.
As one family that practices both the Muslim and Catholic faiths remarked: "This is the first college we’ve visited where we truly felt not just safe, but welcomed and good about being ourselves."
You will balance reflection and prayer with action to deepen understanding of yourself and strengthen your resolve to create change. St. Edward’s believes that a maturing faith should be led by one’s own tradition and openness to questions, enriched by both inward reflection and outward service.
Through service to others, our students explore issues of social justice and their role in the local and global community. They volunteer with food banks and homeless shelters, team up with Habitat for Humanity to build homes for the needy, tutor under-served children in after-school programs and work hand-in-hand with urban and rural communities, schools and orphanages during immersion experiences in the United States, Canada, India, Jamaica, Peru and South Africa.
As they share these experiences with others, and merge them with their personal beliefs, they are transformed.
Service and Social Justice Opportunities
In keeping with our Holy Cross, Catholic identity, we educate both the heart and mind. Read about the many service and social justice opportunities at St. Edward's.
Faith & Service at St. Edward’s University
Learn how the Holy Cross and Catholic heritage at St. Edward’s remains a vibrant, living tradition that seeks to inform and transform the lives of our students. From our earliest history, to our efforts to shape the future, Holy Cross traditions guide and inspire.
Learn how St. Edward’s, a leading Catholic college, serves students from all faiths and walks of life, with an environment and opportunities for continued faith development, through dialogue, programs and service opportunities.
Catholic and Interfaith Community at St. Edward's
Rooted in its Catholic, Holy Cross heritage, St. Edward's University supports students of all faiths and backgrounds. All students — whether they are Catholic, from another faith tradition or nonreligious — are welcomed and encouraged to grow in their own beliefs and values, supported by Campus Ministry and an accepting community.