“To walk with the poor, the outcasts of the world, those whose dignity has been violated, in a mission of reconciliation and justice.”
(Universal Apostolic Preferences, no.2)
A concern for the safety of all vulnerable persons within our community, school or program is an indispensable component of what it means to be a Jesuit and Catholic institution. We want to create environments where no one feels their integrity threatened and where they can develop their personality in harmony and mutual collaboration with other people.
The University is, by nature, a diverse community of people united by the passion of seeking the truth and transmitting wisdom. In the University, different generations of individuals, coming from a wide variety of cultures, converge to form a community that enriches the broader society and serves through its educational and knowledge-creating roles
What follows are minimum policy guidelines for the safeguarding of students and vulnerable persons within the care of university personnel. In cases where universities collaborate with other partners and groups, these collaborating institutions also have a responsibility to meet these minimum standards for those served in their programs.