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Sophia University School Song
Jesuit Educational Institutions for Tertiary Education in the World
History of Sophia University
Arrival of St. Francis Xavier~1967
Learning about SOPHIA on the Web
Spirit of Sophia
The Society of Jesus and the Founding of Sophia University
Three Jesuit priests arrive at the port of Yokohama
Ignatius and the Jesuit religious order
The Spiritual Exercises as the spiritual foundation of the Jesuits
The Comrades of Ignatius and the Founding of the Jesuits
The Jesuits after the Death of Ignatius
The Suppression of the Society of Jesus because of its Resistance to Political Absolutism
The Society of Jesus and the Education of Women
The Development of Sophia University after World War II
Growth by Adding a Faculty of Science and Technology to the already existing Faculties
Sophia’s Special Characteristics
Sophia Factbook
Statistics 2017 - Sophia at a Glance
Annual Operating Plans
Financial Report
Organization Chart
Sophia University Visual Identity
Long-Range Planning
Grand Layout 2.0 (2014-2023)
On the Occasion of the Announcement of the "Grand Layout"
"Grand Layout"for Renewal of Education, Research, and the Campus Facilities (the Board of Trustees' Draft Plan)
Campus photos
Campus photos (ceremonies and events)
Open Campus 2015 - Part 1
Open Campus 2015 - Part 2
Sophia University “Yukata” Day 2015
Entrance Ceremony 2015 - Part 1
Entrance Ceremony 2015 - Part 2
Graduation Ceremony 2014- Part 1
Graduation Ceremony 2014- Part 2
Sogang-Sophia Festival of Exchange (SOFEX) 2014 held in Seoul
Nursing commitment ceremony
Graduation Ceremony in Sept. 2014 and Entrance Ceremony in Sept. 2014
Campus photos(campus scenes)
Sophia’s Yotsuya Campus - Spring and summer (Photos: Keigado)
Sophia’s Yotsuya Campus - Autumn and winter (Photos: Keigado)
Campus in spring
Campus in summer
Campus in autumn
Campus in winter
Campus during Christmas Season
Mejiro Seibo Campus 1
Mejiro Seibo Campus 2
Monumenta Nipponica
SOPHIA magazine - the Magazine for Overseas Readers
Sophia University Press
English titles
About SUP
Order Information
Aiming for a campus without harassment
Definition of Harassment
How to prevent harassment
What to do if you are harassed
The steps to be taken for resolving harassment cases
What to do if your advice is sought
What to do if you witness a scene of harassment
Guidelines for Preventing Harassment
Basic Policy concerning Harassment
Definition of Harassment
Activities to increase awareness of harassment and its prevention
The scope of the application of the Guidelines
The process to reach a solution
Points to be noted about harassment
Regulations, committees and the rules on harassment
Sophia School Corporation Regulations Concerning Prevention of Harassment
Detailed Regulations of the Harassment Prevention Committee
Detailed Regulations of Harassment Consultants
Detailed Regulations on Harassment Consulting and Investigation Procedures
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News Media Policies and Shooting at Sophia University
Official Sophia Social Media Accounts

Educational Ideals

Educational Ideals of Sophia University

Sophia University is a community devoted to human development, pursuing truth and values rooted in a Christian worldview. Each member of the community is called on to participate in building up the University, fulfilling their respective roles with a sense of joint responsibility and humility, while recognizing the dignity and fundamental human rights of others.

Faculty members, understanding the importance of academic research and of deepening their own studies, are responsible for passing on to coming generations the spiritual and intellectual culture of humankind. They must also focus attention on various contemporary issues, working to raise consciousness of the problems confronting the human race.

Students, while conducting studies in their chosen field, must nurture a keen awareness of issues in contemporary society and develop their power of discernment. In this way they will be able to build their own character and gain the ability to contribute constructively to society .

The University, drawing on our special nature, provides opportunities to study Christianity and its culture. At the same time we recognize the diversity of thought and encourage academic study of many different ideas, thereby cultivating insightful and critical thinking about the problems facing humankind and the world.

Academic progress requires maintaining a rigorous scholarly approach while guaranteeing freedom of thought and study. Accordingly, the University does not tolerate political or ideological pressure and any intervention of authorities on thinking and research.

Opening windows widely to today's rapidly changing world, and sharing the hopes and tribulations of humanity, we wish to devote ourselves to the welfare and creative advancement of the world.


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