Mission, Vision, and Values

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Mission Statement

The mission of Saint Elizabeth University, sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, is to be a community of learning in the Catholic liberal arts tradition for students of diverse ages, backgrounds, and cultures.

Through the vision and values of Elizabeth Ann Seton, Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac and rooted in Gospel values and in Catholic Social Teaching, Saint Elizabeth University affirms its solidarity with the poor and its commitment in service to the community.

Vision Statement

Saint Elizabeth University will be nationally recognized for educating individuals who seek an education focused on engaged learning for leadership in service to others.

Core Values

Saint Elizabeth University as an engaged institution of higher education, driven by mission and informed by our Catholic and Sisters of Charity traditions, seeks to live the following core values to achieve our mission, vision and strategic goals:


As a community we are called to unite in honesty, trust and mutual respect and be transparent in our choices.

Social Responsibility

As a community we are required to support the just and ethical well-being of individuals and communities to promote justice, diversity, and sustainability.


As a community we are inspired and empowered to move beyond our own boundaries to be accountable, to innovate and to transform for the common good.

Excellence in Teaching and Learning

As a community we are committed to creating a stimulating learning environment that promotes critical inquiry and the holistic development of the individual.