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"MAGIS Center" Opens at St. John's College

Adriani Coleman

Sep 7, 2023

Embracing a Vision of Doing More for God and Others

St. John's College proudly announces the opening of the MAGIS Center on its campus, ushering in a new era of holistic student development and support. Derived from the Latin word for "more," MAGIS embodies the Jesuit concept of striving to do more for God and for others. With an array of comprehensive services, the MAGIS Center aims to foster a vibrant, inclusive, and empowering environment for students to thrive academically, spiritually, and personally.

A Vision of Doing More:

Rooted in the teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the MAGIS Center embodies the Jesuit philosophy of pursuing excellence in all areas of life. St. Ignatius encouraged individuals to continually seek ways to go beyond their limits, to challenge themselves, and to make a positive impact on the world around them. The MAGIS Center serves as a testament to this vision, inspiring students to embrace their full potential and to lead lives of purpose, compassion, and service.

Comprehensive Services:

The MAGIS Center offers a wide range of services to support and enhance the student experience at St. John's College:

  • Student Affairs: The center provides comprehensive support to ensure students' overall well-being, including assistance with student housing, campus safety, and student conduct.

  • Student Life and Athletics: The MAGIS Center fosters a vibrant campus life by organizing diverse extracurricular activities, clubs, and sports programs. It promotes a sense of community, teamwork, and personal growth through participation in intramural and intercollegiate sports.

  • Campus Ministry: Recognizing the importance of spiritual growth, the center offers opportunities for students to explore and deepen their faith. It organizes religious services, retreats, and spiritual guidance, creating an inclusive space for students of all beliefs.

  • Counseling: The MAGIS Center provides confidential counseling services to support students' mental health and emotional well-being. Professional counselors are available to help students navigate challenges, manage stress, and develop coping strategies.

  • Academic Support: Recognizing that academic success is integral to personal growth, the center offers various resources to enhance students' learning experiences. These include tutoring services, study groups, and workshops on effective study skills and time management.

  • Accessibility Services: The MAGIS Center ensures equal access to education for all students by providing accommodations and support services for individuals with disabilities. It works closely with students, faculty, and staff to create an inclusive and accessible learning environment.

The opening of the MAGIS Center at St. John's College represents a significant milestone in the institution's commitment to holistic student development. Grounded in the principles of St. Ignatius, this center encourages students to strive for excellence while fostering a strong sense of community, empathy, and service. Through its comprehensive services in student affairs, student life and athletics, campus ministry, counseling, academic support, and accessibility services, the MAGIS Center empowers students to achieve their full potential and make a positive impact in the world. St. John's College is excited to embark on this new chapter, embracing the spirit of MAGIS and inspiring students to do more for God and for others.

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