Mission & Vision

  • Mission and Vision

    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.

    Our vision is to be respected globally for educating women who transform the world.

    Mission and Vision

    Mission and Vision

  • Values

    Academic Excellence
    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.

    Social Justice
    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.



  • Covenant

    Since 1905, we have worked with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province to enable our complementary missions to flourish. In every way the Province as founder and sponsor, and the University as a significant ministry of the Province, have been “dear neighbor,” each to the other.

    This Covenant nurtures and sustains this most important partnership and continues the positive relationship between the Sisters of St. Joseph and St. Catherine University that has existed for more than a century.



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