As one of the nation's leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall is dedicated to preparing you for a successful future. Developing servant leaders is key to our mission. Seton Hall students are inspired to make a difference in the world, to give back and to meet every situation with love, kindness, patience and understanding.
At Seton Hall, you'll be given many opportunities to develop your leadership skills through leading clubs and organizations, participating in the student government, working in our student-run, award-winning radio station, writing for one of our 3 student newspapers, serving as a tutor or peer advisor or expanding your horizons in an internship or working on a research or scholarly project. You see at Seton Hall we empower students to step into leadership roles and develop their skills to be better communicators and organizers, to build self-confidence and allow you to spread your wings.
We believe getting involved in the community teaches lessons that can't be taught in any classroom. Through the Division of Volunteer Efforts (DOVE), our students perform more than 40,000 hours of service each year — lending a hand at soup kitchens and after-school programs; getting their hands dirty planting a garden with local school children; giving their time to organizations like the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, the New Jersey Special Olympics and more. These opportunities allow you to see the world while helping make it a better place. Each year, DOVE also sponsors service-learning trips to orphanages in Haiti and El Salvador. These experiences expand your worldview and develop character — enriching you in heart, mind and spirit.
All of these opportunities help you develop as a leader with tested skills that have been put into practice. But most importantly, you learn that leadership is about serving those you are leading, being an example, doing the best for those who you serve and have entrusted you to lead. That is the foundation of our educational experience: to create students who will be servant leaders.