The Center for Global Education: Rooted in a Tradition of Global Engagement
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University are deeply rooted in a sense of place, but are actively engaged with, and welcoming of, diverse people, perspectives and cultures. What might appear paradoxical to some is valued and honored here. The academic culture of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University is deeply rooted in its own traditions and its local community, while equally committed to an engagement with broader global cultures. This simultaneous engagement with both the local and global reflects the Benedictine monastic tradition in which the monastery was home to a widely dispersed community while at the same time providing a welcoming retreat for guests who are away from their own home.
– CSB/SJU Strategic Directions 2010