For any institution of any type to flourish, it must have a clear identity and mission to which it must be fully committed. A vision begins with the givens of Core Values (Who we are) and Core Purpose (Why we exist) then moves to an envisioned future. The first step for Aquinas was to clearly define the purpose of the College and to establish realistic goals and objectives consistent with that mission in a defined time-frame and within the College’s capacity for implementation.
Aquinas College is a private Catholic institution of higher education. The College offers an academically challenging liberal arts and sciences curriculum.
The primary mission of Aquinas College is to provide an atmosphere of learning permeated with faith, directed to the intellectual, moral and professional formation of the human person. Aquinas seeks to foster intellectual achievement and personal growth in a socially and economically diverse population. The Christian principles and values they learn enrich students.
Faculty and staff seek to make students aware of the relationship that exists between human culture and the message of salvation. Thus, the mission of Aquinas College is to bring this message of salvation to bear on ethical, social, political, religious, and cultural issues.
Religious Core Values
- Sanctity of the human person
- Unity of faith and reason
- Love for the truth
- Fidelity to Church teaching
Operational Core Values
- Respect for the human person
- Good stewardship
- High educational standards
- Charity and service
- Passionate commitment to the mission
At Aquinas College, we transform lives and culture through truth and charity.