Statement on Women's Education

When women do well, the world does well.


When women do well, the world does well. St. Catherine has educated women to lead and influence since its founding in 1905. We take women’s experiences and knowledge seriously. Seeking a world in which all people* have opportunities for authentic lives, we educate women and men to work together toward a socially responsible world free of sexism, racism, and other forms of injustice. Our learning environments are women-centered in purpose and approach. We include women's scholarship and expertise in course content and question the absence of women’s voices. We empower all students* to contribute to society and challenge barriers to opportunity, both overt and subtle. This enriches the lives not only of women, but of all humanity.

*across age, racial and ethnic identity, economic circumstance, religious affiliation, gender identity, sexuality, and physical ability.