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Our Mission

College of Saint Mary is a Catholic university providing access to education for women in an environment that calls forth potential and fosters leadership. Consistent with the works, values and aspirations of the Sisters of Mercy, this mission inspires us to:

  • Excellence
    We share a passionate commitment to Mission that drives us to achieve academic distinction, foster leadership and nurture the love of lifelong learning.

  • Service
    Our culture is characterized by our commitment to servant leadership and social responsibility where we strive to understand and attend to the needs of our community in a spirit of mutuality, addressing the concerns of our times.

  • Dignity
    Our profound respect for all of creation calls us to honor the sacredness of one another, care for the earth and recognize the presence of God in all things.

  • Compassion
    In solidarity, we extend our spirit of mercy in all relationships, caring for the joys and sorrows, hopes and dreams of others.

  • Inclusivity
    Our welcoming and hospitable environment reflects a diverse collegial community that honors all cultures and cares for the global community.

  • Integrity
    We uphold the trust people place in us by demonstrating wholeness of character, stewarding the gifts we have been given and caring for the well-being of our body, mind and spirit.