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The Ateneo de Zamboanga University throughout these years has a formation team which is handled by the Assistant to the President for Formation. The Director of the team reports directly to the President.

The team is composed of Heads/ Directors of all the units (Grade School, Junior High School, Senior High School and Colleges) and Offices that handles the formation of the students and faculty and staff.

Over the centuries, the Ignatian Spirituality has given us a particular structure, being and action to the Good News. Such particular charism or gift the first Jesuits received is also given to us to continue the mission. Our aim in the formation is to allow our faculty, staff and students discover their own talents and giftedness: people are gifted to renew, re-interpret and re-vitalize our charism and mission. In our community, we are gifted with the following:

  1. Common story to enter
  2. Life of St. Ignatius/ADZU History
  3. Language to speak
  4. Ignatian Core Values 
  5. Group to where we belong
  6. ADZU community
  7. Way how to pray
  8. Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
  9. Way of proceeding
  10. Examen (Discernment)
  11. Mission to undertake
  12. Frontier: Intellectual Apostolate/Peace and Development
  13. Face of God to see
  14. Preferential Option for the
  15. Poor/Inter-Religious Dialogue

The role of the Formation Office in the University is to supervise, link and integrate the different formation programs initiated by the different departments. And in doing so, they supplement and complement each other’s programs towards one direction and fulfill the Mission and Vision of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University, that is, bringing peace and development in Zamboanga, the region, and the whole nation.

In our desire to provide total formation to our faculty, students and staff, the Formation Council band under the supervision of the Vice President for Formation.

  1. Campus Ministry Office
  2. Social Awareness and Community Service Involvement
  3. College Guidance Office
  4. Grade School Formation Office
  5. Junior High School Formation Office
  6. Senior High School Formation Office
  7. Central Services

Total formation for faculty, students and staff includes the following:

  1. Spiritual Formation
  2. Psycho-Emotional Formation
  3. Socio-Political Formation

As we celebrate more than 100 years of AdZU, it is envisioned the total Formation is the integration of the three major schools of formation

  1. School of the Head
  2. School of the Heart
  3. School of the Hand