Mission & Core Values
MISSION AND CORE VALUES
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.
- 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.
- Development of the Whole Person
The University of Saint Joseph encourages, inspires, and challenges all students to fully develop their intellectual, spiritual, social, emotional, physical, and leadership potential.
- 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.
The University of Saint Joseph demonstrates respect and reverence for all people and fidelity in personal witness.
The University of Saint Joseph is a welcoming community where its relationships are based on openness, inclusivity and mutual respect.
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.