Our Core Values and Mission Statement
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.
Catholic Identity: 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: 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: University of Saint Joseph promotes, supports and facilitates caring service as an integral part of all teaching and learning experiences.
Academic Excellence: University of Saint Joseph provides a value-centered education that prepares students as global citizens, lifelong learners, and informed decision makers.
Respect/Integrity: University of Saint Joseph demonstrates respect and reverence for all people and fidelity in personal witness.
Hospitality: University of Saint Joseph is a welcoming community where its relationships are based on openness, inclusivity and mutual respect.
Multiculturalism/Diversity: University of Saint Joseph is committed to fostering the growth of an inclusive community that welcomes differences among community members and benefits from them.