Mission Statement

Our mission is to 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—women, Catholic, liberal arts—supported by three endowed chairs.