Recognized by the Newman Guide as a Faithfully Catholic College
Each year the Cardinal Newman Society publishes a list of recommended Catholic colleges based on each school’s commitment to a faithful Catholic education. John Paul the Great Catholic University is proud to have been consistently featured in the Newman Guide year after year.
We seek to provide a spiritually enriching campus environment where students can grow in their faith through the sacraments, service projects, and our theology core curriculum. Students learn about Christ based on sacred Scripture, sacred Tradition, and the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. All Theology faculty require a mandatum from the Bishop of San Diego, which documents the professor's commitment and responsibility to teach authentic Catholic doctrine.
Our Catholic identity also informs our campus culture and student life policies. It is manifested in our honor code to “love in action and truth”, our code of student conduct, and our intervisitation policies at the residence units. We are committed not only to preparing students for their careers, but also to providing them with a learning environment that fosters authentic community and growth in virtue.
About the Cardinal Newman Society:
Founded in 1993, the mission of The Cardinal Newman Society is to promote and defend faithful Catholic education.
The Society seeks to fulfill its mission in numerous ways, including supporting education that is faithful to the teaching and tradition of the Catholic Church; producing and disseminating research and publications on developments and best practices in Catholic education; and keeping Catholic leaders and families informed.
You can view JPCatholic’s profile on the Newman Guide here.