Our centers and institutes foster innovative, interdisciplinary, and socially conscious study around San Francisco and the world.
Center for Asia Pacific Studies
Facilitating academic conversations about the region's people and cultures through innovative research, teaching, and public programs.
Center for Latino Studies in the Americas (CELASA)
Fostering interdisciplinary analysis of the social, economic, political, and cultural realities Latin Americans and Latina/os face in the U.S.
Bringing together researchers, students, industry leaders, and nonprofits to apply data-driven solutions to social issues.
Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning
Offering intellectual stimulation through diverse college-level courses for retired adults.
Joan & Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Social Thought & the Ignatian Tradition
Supporting academic programs, research, and public praxis that promote a more just and humane world.
Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service & the Common Good
Preparing students for lives and careers dedicated to ethical public service.
Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History
A global resource for studying the history of religious, philosophical, scientific, and educational exchange between China and the West.
St. Ignatius Institute
Shaping leaders who use imagination, creativity, and critical analysis to promote the common good, especially for those in need.
Undergraduate Teacher Education Center
Preparing tomorrow’s teachers to thrive in urban classrooms and be agents of social justice.