University Goals

In preparation for this effort, the Executive Officers have reflected on the central University goals in dialogue with the deans and the University’s senior leaders. The graphic below reflects the University’s four foundational and enduring goals, and also depicts their interconnectedness. 

Updated University Goals

Venn diagram of Catholic character with three intersecting circles representing Undergraduate Education and Formation, Holistic Graduate Education, and Research and Scholarship
  1. Ensure that our Catholic character informs all our endeavors.
  2. Offer an unsurpassed undergraduate education that nurtures the formation of mind, body, and spirit.
  3. Provide superb graduate and professional programs that exhibit disciplinary excellence, foster interdisciplinary connections, and engage the world’s most pressing problems, while attending to the holistic development of the student.
  4. Advance human understanding through scholarship and research that seeks to heal, unify, and enlighten.