Mission & Vision

  • Letter from the President Fall 2017

    Sharing our refreshed Mission statement, a revised Vision statement, and our first statement of Values with you.

  • foundation

    Our Defining Elements


    Our Roman Catholic identity shapes life on campus, our priorities, our ongoing commitment to social justice — and our openness to students of all faiths.
    Catholic Identity Statement


    St. Kate’s is built on a tradition of strong women. We offer a learning environment that is collaborative and recognizes the contributions of women, past and present.
    Statement on Women's Education

    Liberal Arts

    We integrate the liberal arts throughout every program, from associate to graduate level. So students gain transferable skills and are prepared for all that life offers.
    Liberal Arts Learning Goals

  • Mission

    We educate women to lead and influence.

    We educate at all degree levels through valuing and integrating the liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic intellectual tradition, emphasizing scholarly inquiry and social justice teaching as lived by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.

    We welcome a rich diversity of students, with a baccalaureate college for women at the heart of the university and graduate and adult colleges for women and men. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine University develops leaders who act with integrity.

  • Vision

    St. Catherine University is respected globally for educating women who transform the world.

  • Values

    Our culture

    Academic Excellence
    We embrace a culture of learning that drives the students, faculty and staff to discover, acquire and apply knowledge.

    We welcome all without distinction in the spirit of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.

    We demonstrate honesty and openness, and build trust with all that we do.

    Social Justice
    We create an environment of equity, fairness and respect, and we work for systemic change so Earth and all people thrive.

    We contemplate all life experience and examine the mystery of human purpose.

  • endowed chairs

    Supporting our Mission

    To ensure that the mission permeates every aspect of the University, St. Catherine University has established three endowed chairs.

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