How religious are Jesuit schools?

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How religious are Jesuit schools?

Postby bistduverrueckt » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:39 pm

Just out of curiosity how religious ARE Jesuit schools anyway? Specifically GULC and Fordham. I don't really see it being a problem for me either way but I am curious about it.

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Re: How religious are Jesuit schools?

Postby Underground404 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:07 pm

Warum fragst du? :wink: (I just noticed your name)

I attend a public university, so I can't speak from experience, but I've gathered that it's not overly religious. The impression that I've gotten is that the Jesuit law schools focus on themes like social justice, which derives in part from their religious convictions. However, in the study of law, it's difficult for religion to guide the overarching content. I would talk to people at the school if you're still concerned though.

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Re: How religious are Jesuit schools?

Postby BlueDiamond » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:10 pm

I'm at a Jesuit undergrad (neither of these two schools you asked about). However, from my experience you can't tell any difference from a large public school (which I transferred from) except for having a church somewhere on campus and the option for religion classes in undergrad.

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Re: How religious are Jesuit schools?

Postby beachbum » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:12 pm

BlueDiamond wrote:I'm at a Jesuit undergrad (neither of these two schools you asked about). However, from my experience you can't tell any difference from a large public school (which I transferred from) except for having a church somewhere on campus and the option for religion classes in undergrad.


+1, also at a Jesuit undergrad.

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Re: How religious are Jesuit schools?

Postby ran12 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:25 pm

Most of the higher ranked aren't. Liberty is. Notre Dame is sort of.

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Re: How religious are Jesuit schools?

Postby jcunni5 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:30 pm

Went to Jesuit undergrad not very religious at all, in fact they don't like alot of the Church's teachings
-GULC definitely isn't

btw Notre Dame and Liberty aren't Jesuit hence why they are probably more religious

ran12 wrote:Most of the higher ranked aren't. Liberty is. Notre Dame is sort of.

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Re: How religious are Jesuit schools?

Postby BlueDiamond » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:31 pm

lol, Liberty and Notre Dame aren't Jesuit schools..

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Re: How religious are Jesuit schools?

Postby HeavenWood » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:37 pm

BlueDiamond wrote:lol, Liberty and Notre Dame aren't Jesuit schools..


Liberty isn't even Catholic...

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Re: How religious are Jesuit schools?

Postby beachbum » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:37 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
BlueDiamond wrote:lol, Liberty and Notre Dame aren't Jesuit schools..


Liberty isn't even Catholic...


whoops.

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Re: How religious are Jesuit schools?

Postby bistduverrueckt » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:38 pm

Thanks guys for the insight--yeah that was basically what I thought. Since I've gone to schools with no religious affiliation all my life I was just wondering if I'd experience a crazy amount of culture shock should I end up at either of those.

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Re: How religious are Jesuit schools?

Postby kk19131 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:39 pm

I used to pronounce that word "jay suite". :lol:

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Re: How religious are Jesuit schools?

Postby bistduverrueckt » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:56 pm

kk19131 wrote:I used to pronounce that word "jay suite". :lol:


That just made my day :D

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Re: How religious are Jesuit schools?

Postby ran12 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:58 pm

Sorry I was thinking religious schools for some reason.

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Re: How religious are Jesuit schools?

Postby 2014 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:31 pm

BlueDiamond wrote:I'm at a Jesuit undergrad (neither of these two schools you asked about). However, from my experience you can't tell any difference from a large public school (which I transferred from) except for having a church somewhere on campus and the option for religion classes in undergrad.

I'm at a public school with a chapel on campus and quite the extensive religious department :P

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Re: How religious are Jesuit schools?

Postby HeavenWood » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:13 am

2014 wrote:
BlueDiamond wrote:I'm at a Jesuit undergrad (neither of these two schools you asked about). However, from my experience you can't tell any difference from a large public school (which I transferred from) except for having a church somewhere on campus and the option for religion classes in undergrad.

I'm at a public school with a chapel on campus and quite the extensive religious department :P


I go to a public school with a cathedral of learning.

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Re: How religious are Jesuit schools?

Postby Informative » Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:14 pm

GULC, BC and Fordham are not going to have a very religious feel. However, an institution run by the diocese like ND or Catholic University is going to have a greater emphasis on religion.

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Re: How religious are Jesuit schools?

Postby nealric » Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:31 pm

Other than the small chapel in the basement (which is across the hall from a kosher kitchen), there are few signs of GULC's Jesuit-ness. I don't think I had a single prof that was actually Catholic.

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Re: How religious are Jesuit schools?

Postby Perch » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:06 pm

bistduverrueckt wrote:
kk19131 wrote:I used to pronounce that word "jay suite". :lol:


That just made my day :D

+1!

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Re: How religious are Jesuit schools?

Postby BCLS » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:17 pm

Jesuit Ivy

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Re: How religious are Jesuit schools?

Postby nathan. » Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:38 pm

BlueDiamond wrote:I'm at a Jesuit undergrad (neither of these two schools you asked about). However, from my experience you can't tell any difference from a large public school (which I transferred from) except for having a church somewhere on campus and the option for religion classes in undergrad.


option for religion classes? I go to a Jesuit undergrad and we are required to take three theology classes...

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Re: How religious are Jesuit schools?

Postby sundance95 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:49 pm

nealric wrote:Other than the small chapel in the basement (which is across the hall from a kosher kitchen), there are few signs of GULC's Jesuit-ness. I don't think I had a single prof that was actually Catholic.


This. I think the only sign of religiousity at Gtown is that there are actually offices for all of the chaplains (both Protestant and Catholic, along with a rabbi and an imam) within the law school itself, in the basement as nealric noted. Gtown is committed to having spiritual counsel available to all of its students, and since the law center is across town from the UG campus this is their solution.

Full disclosure: I don't attend GULC but have a 1L friend there and an LLM friend there. Also, the GULC Protestant chaplain actually married my wife and I (he was her chaplain when she attending Gtown UG). He is awesome.

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Re: How religious are Jesuit schools?

Postby furrywalls » Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:53 pm

I'm willing to bet they aren't handing out birth control at the school's clinic.

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Re: How religious are Jesuit schools?

Postby sundance95 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:55 pm

furrywalls wrote:I'm willing to bet they aren't handing out birth control at the school's clinic.


This is a good call, actually. On Gtown's UG campus condoms aren't sold, anywhere. :roll:

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Re: How religious are Jesuit schools?

Postby Raramuri415 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:23 am

I went to Gtown undergrad. I am not particularly religious. I would say that for students that want to do faith based activities there are ample resources/opportunities. For those who are not religious, you aren't required to do anything outside your comfort zone. Had to take 1 theology class and could be about anything (Islam, Hinduism, etc...). Its present without being obtrusive.

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Re: How religious are Jesuit schools?

Postby applepiecrust » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:36 am

Also Georgetown undergrad. I love the Jesuits and I am agnostic, gay, pro-choice blah blah blah.
It's only as religious as you want it to be: the religious resources are there if you want them, but they are not intrusive.

The only possibly intrusively religious things here are 1. lack of contraceptives on campus (= not an issue for me :p); 2. crucifixes in the classrooms (not sure if they have them at GULC too though); 3. lack of official recognition for the pro-choice student groups (though I think GULC sponsored internships at Planned Parenthood and there was a lot of drama over that).

But, in general, the Jesuits are just awesome.




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