September 8, 2017 FAC/STAFF

Mission Monday

How do you live JCU’s mission?

JP Graulty, Assistant Director of Community Partnerships in the Center for Service and Social Action, shares this reflection:

One important goal of Jesuit education is forming contemplatives in action. In CSSA, we connect the campus to the community. Through our work, students, faculty, and staff have opportunities to share their knowledge, passion, and skills with the community. But the beauty of Jesuit education is that we know that acting for justice is not enough. In order to act in accordance with our deepest values, we must also be contemplatives. In CSSA, we contribute to this goal by helping students cultivate skills and habits for reflection through reflection booklets, programs, and workshops. I am grateful for the privilege of forming the next generation of contemplatives in action through my work here at JCU.

Consider sharing your 100-word reflection with the Mission & Advocacy Committee of Staff Council and look for it under the “Mission Monday” headline in Inside JCU. Contact Julie ( with questions. Submit your own reflection here: