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.


  • 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.

    Our mission is based on three core principles.


  • 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.

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

    Integrity
    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.

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


  • endowed chairs

    Bringing our Mission to Life

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


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