Our Mission and Values
Guided by our mission and core values, Marian University is committed to expanding your education beyond the confines of the classroom and designed to impact your heart and mind in ways that are distinct and meaningful to you. Our faculty, staff and students—whether traditional or non-traditional, undergraduate, graduate or professional—come to Marian University to join a community of lifelong learners that are focused on supporting excellence in education and service to the community.
Marian University is a Catholic applied liberal arts community that welcomes diverse spiritual traditions. Sponsored by the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes, Marian University engages students in the education of the whole person. We embrace justice and compassion and transform lives for professional service and leadership in the global community.
Developing potential and enriching lives through teaching and learning—united in service for a just and humane world.
Vision in Action Statement:
Marian University, a Catholic liberal arts university grounded in the charism of the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes, is a vibrant and values-centered teaching and learning community.
Providing a higher education experience for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, Marian University nurtures the capacity to thrive in all areas of life: spirituality, education, career, and service to others.
Marian University supports students as they engage in a rigorous education that fosters research and scholarship for the sake of learning and career development.
Marian University preserves mission-driven financial security while enhancing a reputation for providing affordable education, even for persons of modest means.
This work takes place in classrooms, online, and in ways and places yet unknown.
Our five core values inspire everything we do at Marian University—in the classroom, in activities in service to others and in our relationships with each other.
Respecting our diversity as individuals, we encourage, challenge and nurture one another, joining together to accomplish our shared mission and vision.
We engage in a collaborative lifelong process of seeking truth and appropriating knowledge and values to transform the individual, our communities and the world.
Through active service and ministry, we support one another and seek to meet the needs of the larger community.
We work to create individual and societal change which supports the value, dignity and opportunity of every person.
Valuing Marian's Catholic religious heritage, we respect each individual's freedom to explore a diversity of spiritual beliefs.