SJU Reads is an early arrival program designed to engage incoming freshmen, rising sophomores, and transfer students in a common reading experience with the theme of the
Ignatian value of social justice. It includes a variety of thoughtful, interdisciplinary programming to explore topics addressed in the common reading.
The 2020 SJU Reads reading selection is The 1619 Project
, an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine
that "aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative." The program application
will open on April 6th.