Mission/Core Values


History and Traditions

Mission

The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Roman Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population while maintaining a strong commitment to developing the potential of women.

The University is a community which promotes the growth of the whole person in a caring environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.

CORE VALUES

  • Catholic Identity
    The University of Saint Joseph is grounded in its heritage as a Catholic institution, expressing the Catholic tradition in an ecumenical and critical manner.
  • Commitment to Women
    The University of Saint Joseph encourages, inspires, and challenges each woman to develop every aspect of her personhood: intellectual, spiritual, social, emotional, and physical.
  • Compassionate Service
    The University of Saint Joseph promotes, supports and facilitates caring service as an integral part of all teaching and learning experiences.
  • Academic Excellence
    The University of Saint Joseph provides a value-centered education that prepares students as global citizens, lifelong learners, and informed decision makers.
  • Respect/Integrity
    The University of Saint Joseph demonstrates respect and reverence for all people and fidelity in personal witness.
  • Hospitality
    The University of Saint Joseph is a welcoming community where its relationships are based on openness, inclusivity and mutual respect.
  • Multiculturalism/Diversity
    The University of Saint Joseph is committed to fostering the growth of an inclusive community that welcomes differences among community members and benefits from them.