Saint Mary’s is a renowned center of learning, and our primary work is educating our graduates and undergraduates. But there’s more to SMC academics than what happens in the classroom: our academic centers and institutes are important points of contact between the intellectual life of Saint Mary’s and the outside world.

Catholic Institute for Lasallian Social Action

CILSA promotes a culture of service and social justice education consonant with Catholic social teaching and integrating the three traditions of the college: Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts.

Bishop John S. Cummins Institute for Catholic Thought, Culture and Action

The Cummins Institute seeks to deepen appreciation among all constituents of the campus community for the beauty, wisdom, vitality and diversity of the Catholic Tradition.

John F. Henning Institute

The Henning Institute is a center for the study of Catholic social thought, with special emphasis on the question of human work and its centrality to the common good.

School of Liberal Arts

Saint Mary’s College Leadership Center

The Leadership Center provides a unique setting for developing valuable leadership skills and capacities in individuals and organizations facing complex public and private sector challenges.

Center for Engaged Religious Pluralism

The Center for Engaged Religious Pluralism addresses issues in the public square by engaging religiously diverse perspectives to work toward a more inclusive political culture and solutions to public policy issues.

School of Economics & Business Administration

Elfenworks Center for Responsible Business

The Center fosters and supports the work Saint Mary's faculty in the area of responsible business and provides opportunities for faculty, students and community partners to collaborate on research, outreach and engagement.

Center for the Regional Economy

The CRE brings together faculty, students and alumni at Saint Mary’s College with business, governmental and non-profit groups in the San Francisco East Bay, the Greater San Francisco Bay Area and the Asia-Pacific Region in support of an economy that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.

Kalmanovitz School of Education

The Center for Environmental Literacy

The Center for Environmental Literacy supports and advances interdisciplinary, place-based education for sustainable living.

Fannie Preston Literacy Learning Center

The Literacy Learning Center brings together resources, schools, researchers, teachers and students to make lifelong literacy a reality.

Lasallian Educator Fellowship Program

Lasallian schools are established to provide a quality education for youth, with a preference for serving the poor. This program prepares educators for Lasallian schools in San Francisco.

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