We 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.
St. Catherine University is respected globally for educating women who transform the world.
We embrace a culture of learning that drives the students, faculty and staff to discover, acquire and apply knowledge.
We welcome all without distinction in the spirit of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.
We demonstrate honesty and openness, and build trust with all that we do.
We create an environment of equity, fairness and respect, and we work for systemic change so Earth and all people thrive.
We contemplate all life experience and examine the mystery of human purpose.
To ensure that the mission permeates every aspect of the University, St. Catherine University has established three endowed chairs.