College life feels a little different here. At USJR, students have cultural, professional, and spiritual opportunities that transform the traditional college experience.
“We envision the University of San Jose-Recoletos to be a premier Gospel and community-oriented educational institution committed to transforming individuals to become more responsive leaders of the society through innovative integral formation. “
Conscientiously integrate Augustinian Recollect charism and core values in all programs in order to live out St. Augustine’s motto of “Caritas et Scientia” (Love and Knowledge).
Continuously develop and undertake innovative curricular and research programs and provide facilities that ensure excellent quality Christian Community-Oriented Education.
Actively infuse Gospel values into curricular offerings.
Efficiently, effectively and ethically implement measures to ensure economic viability and social desirability of programs.
Tirelessly cultivate the stake holders manifold gifts to enhance their holistic and full growth enabling them to become responsive leaders in the society.
USJ-R stands for quality Christian community-oriented education. In pursuit of this commitment, we continually enliven the curriculum with Gospel values, hybridize programs for value innovation, engage in interdisciplinary approach to integral formation, exemplify the Augustinian Recollect charism and core values, and leverage resources for optimal results.
The enthusiasm to live out one’s life as an authentic witness of God, being maka Diyos, makatao, makapamilya.
The loyalty to ones own country by developing a profound sense of national consciousness, appreciation of distinct culture, preservation of the environment among other endeavors.
The willingness, availability and readiness to share generously ones time, resources and expertise to the institution.
Being at the forefront in the pursuit of new ideas and better ways of doing things.
The living of a virtuous christian life worthy of emulation
The ability to respond diligently to the expectations in relation to ones roles and tasks using sound judgement.
The desire to transcend oneself towards higher levels of achievement.
Only the best is good enough for San Jose
Socially Responsible Communitarian
Shows genuine concern for others especially the marginalized, works and relates positively with others and shares willingly one’s time, talent, and resources for the betterment of society
Lives a life in accordance with the moral norms, exhibits ethical values worthy of emulation in workplace and observes proper decorum in all places
Highly Competent Professional
Performs assigned tasks efficiently and actualizes plans effectively, demonstrates resiliency and ability to solve problems and generates new ideas and undertakes innovations.
Demonstrates effective oral communication skills, communicates clear ideas in writing and establishes rapport/connection easily with others.
Adaptive Lifelong Learner
Pursues knowledge consistently, seeks personal and professional growth continually and expresses openness to continuous change and improvement.
Orthodoxy in Catholic Faith
Demonstrate correct understanding, assimilation and proclamation of the fundamentals of the Catholic Faith (i.e. triune God, Church, Magisterium, sacraments, etc.)
Integrity in Moral Life
Demonstrate a life in obedience to the will of God as taught and lived by Jesus Christ and interpreted by the Magisterium
Dynamism in Prayer Life
Participate fully consciously and actively in all forms of worship to God “in Christ, through Christ and with Christ” as a way of life towards service to others
Demonstrate personal relationship with Christ through search for truth in prayers and introspection towards “life under the shelter of God, life with God, life received from God, the very life of God himself” (Sermon 297; OAR Constitutions 8)
Show love and concern for family, church, and society by building friendship and solidarity “as children of God and brethren of Christ”
Share the joy of the Gospel “for all people to love God with us” especially “to the weakest members” and show care for the environment
Emulate Mary, Our Lady of Consolation, as model of faith, humility and obedience and “as a sign of sure hope and of comfort for the people of God on their journey.”
Founded in 1947 by the Order of Augustinian Recollects, then Colegio de San Jose-Recoletos developed from a small institution of learning to one of the excellent schools in the country. From classes held in an old building and a portion of the convent, the school built modern retaining classic features.
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We envision the University of San Jose-Recoletos to be a premier Gospel and community-oriented educational institution committed to transforming individuals to become more responsive leaders of the society through innovative integral formation.
University of San Jose - Recoletos
Year Founded 1947