Silver Anniversary

What mark has SCU carved upon Silicon Valley? In the spirit, ethics, and business that make the Valley come to life.

Silver Anniversary

Where does SCU leave its mark in Silicon Valley? In spirituality, ethics, and entrepreneurship. That’s why 25 years ago, former SCU President Paul Locatelli, S.J. formally denominated the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education as centers of distinction to “serve as a major point of interaction between the University and society.” Here’s how they’ve changed the world.

Markkula Center


Media mentions in publications, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Nieman Journalism Lab, Forbes, and the New York Times. (2021-22)


Grad students, academics, and industry pros attended the Summer Institute on Technology Ethics (SITE) at SCU in July 2022—an intensive, 2-week program on developing expertise in tech/AI ethics.

Miller Center


million raised by social entrepreneurs on average in the first three years after participating in the accelerator programs.


entrepreneurs participated in the new suite of alumni solutions, including a bespoke mentoring program for current and former program participants.

Ignatian Center


hours of service were provided last winter quarter through Ignatian Fellowship, which places participants in local non-profit organizations.


hours of student engagement through 42 community non-profits and service organizations through the quarterly Arrupe Engagement program.

Drumroll, Please!

Santa Clara University’s renovated jazz studio gives music majors and non-majors more space to find their sound.

A Plan For Tomorrow

Santa Clara President Julie Sullivan unveils a new strategic plan, Impact 2030, with a focus on increasing access and opportunity, and, of course, SCU’s Jesuit values and Silicon Valley location.

Hoops of Hope

From pink socks to non-profit outreach, Santa Clara Women’s Basketball hosted their annual Pink Game to honor families impacted by cancer.

Flight and Food

Birds can be the key to understanding the environment and SCU students are taking a closer look.