Mission & Vision

  • foundation

    Our Defining Elements


    Our Roman Catholic identity shapes life on campus, our priorities, our ongoing commitment to social justice — and our openness to students of all faiths.
    Catholic Identity Statement


    St. Kate’s is built on a tradition of strong women. We offer a learning environment that is collaborative and recognizes the contributions of women, past and present.
    Statement on Women's Education

    Liberal Arts

    We integrate the liberal arts throughout every program, from associate to graduate level. So students gain transferable skills and are prepared for all that life offers.
    Liberal Arts Learning Goals

  • Mission

    Educating Women to Lead and Influence

    Inspired by its visionary founding in 1905 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, more than a century later the University serves diverse students, with a baccalaureate college for women at its heart and graduate and associate programs for women and men.

    At all degree levels, St. Catherine integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic tradition, emphasizing intellectual inquiry and social teaching, and challenging students to transformational leadership. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine University develops ethical, reflective and socially responsible leaders, informed by the philosophy of the women’s college and the spirit of the founders.

  • Vision

    Distinguished. Innovative.

    To be a leading Catholic university distinguished by its innovative spirit and premier baccalaureate college for women.

  • endowed chairs

    Supporting our Mission

    To ensure that the mission permeates every aspect of the University, St. Catherine University has established three endowed chairs.

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