Members of the Society of Jesus - Jesuit priests - are a valued part of the residential living communities. In particular, those who live in residence help to foster a spiritual community within their respective areas and offer their presence, guidance, and counseling to their residents. Resident Jesuits offer Mass for their residents and may participate in floor or other hall programs and activities. Students are encouraged to reach out and get to know the Jesuits who live among them. They will find in them caring and dedicated men who have devoted their lives to and "for the greater glory of God" and the development and education of young men and women.
Resident Jesuits are just one source of pastoral care and counseling at Fairfield. Campus Ministry, including Jesuits and lay ministers, are available to and for students and sponsor an array of programs and activities. In addition, the Jesuit Community of Fairfield University includes a number of other Jesuits - some working at the University and at Prep, and others semi-retired or retired who will gladly meet with and assist students. Students can reach out to Campus Ministry by visiting the Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Campus Ministry Center beneath the chapel, and the Jesuit Community can be reached at their main residence in St. Ignatius Hall.