Diversity & Dialogue

Coming Together as One Community

At STM, a rich variety of voices converge to form one dynamic community grounded in the Jesuit, Catholic values of intensive intellectual dialogue and reverence for all backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our students and faculty range in age from their 20s to their 70s. They’re women and men, single, married, priests, new graduates and career professionals, lay students and vowed religious from all over the world. In fact, international students make up 25 percent of our student body. We’re constantly working to ensure we reflect the rapidly changing demographics of the U.S. Catholic Church and international Church and provide resources that meet the needs of every student.

All of us share a single mission: to develop our academic and ministerial gifts in service to the Church and the world. And we value each student equitably—no matter their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, or age.

Our students come from such diverse settings and from all different ecclesial communities. What we're very good at doing is helping students analyze context and think theologically about what's going on in settings, so that they can return to their communities and create programming and ministerial responses that are most appropriate.
Theresa A. O'Keefe, Associate Professor of the Practice of Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Meet Our Faculty

Our world-class faculty are scholars and ministers who support students with compassion and kindness while challenging them to excel.  

Faculty Directory

Andrea Vicini, SJ

Bioethics and Sustainability

Andrea Vicini, S.J.

Hosffman Ospino

Hispanic Catholics Today

Hoffman Ospino

Meg Guider

The Global Church

Margaret Eletta Guider, O.S.F.

Student Voices

Hailing from all around the world and representing a variety of ages, STM students bring a diverse set of experiences to the classroom. They enrich our community with the discourse they inspire and initiate.

The STM Dialogues

The STM Dialogues is an annual event which aims to create a brave space that brings to life people's sacred stories of their faith journeys. Submissions should be in narrative prose, poetry or visual art. Each selected written piece will be assigned to one or more performers, in consultation with the author. These performers will share their embodied interpretations of the written pieces at the STM Dialogues. The Dialogues Committee will work with writers and performers to edit for time and content through confidential conversation that honors the author's creative intentions and protects anonymity. All pieces will remain anonymous.