Mission Statement

The mission of Mount Aloysius College is to respond to individual and community needs with quality programs of education in the tradition of the Religious Sisters of Mercy. Each student is provided the opportunity to acquire knowledge and to develop values, attitudes, and competencies necessary for life-long learning within an environment that reflects a liberal arts orientation and a Catholic, Judeo-Christian heritage.

The Mount Aloysius Division of Mission Integration incorporates our mission and Mercy core values into campus activities, faith experiences, classroom learning and community programs. We value the importance of responding to societal concerns set forth by the Sisters of Mercy. We prepare our students to be engaged community citizens with a strong sense of purpose.

The Division consists of the following offices:

Sister of Mercy standing at podium
Mission Integration
Community Engagement at the Habitat Humanity Restore
Community Engagement
Campus Ministry Chorus
Campus Ministry

Core Values

Through classwork, extracurricular activities, special presentations, and more, the Mount Aloysius College community lives out these values every day. They are not just our guiding principles, they are our way of life. Our college’s four core values are:

Philosophy Statement

As a Catholic College founded and sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, Mount Aloysius College provides a setting in which students are encouraged to synthesize faith with learning, to develop competence with compassion, to put talents and gifts at the service of others, and to begin to assume leadership in the world community. With emphasis on values of justice, hospitality, mercy, and service, the College’s liberal arts core curriculum provides the necessary basis for leadership and the knowledge and skills in a wide range of professions. While the academic focus is paramount at Mount Aloysius, the College also considers spiritual, cultural, social and personal growth as essential elements in the development of the student.

Commentary on Mission Statement

The history of the College is rooted in the Religious Sisters of Mercy, founded by Catherine McAuley in Dublin, Ireland, in 1831. St. Aloysius Academy was built in 1853 and, in 1897, was moved to its present site. The Junior College was founded in 1939 and later amended its charter to include both bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Mount Aloysius College welcomes women and men of all creeds, races, nationalities and ages. The dignity of each student requires attention to particular needs. Likewise, the importance of community to each individual requires attention to the common good.

In preparation for future professions, students will develop the ability to integrate and synthesize knowledge from various disciplines and a major area of study.

Academic advising, contact with faculty and staff, counseling, and educational enrichment courses are resources provided to students to enable them to reach their fullest potentials.

Mount Aloysius College emphasizes the values of justice, hospitality, mercy, and service in all its activities. Students learn to synthesize faith with learning, to put talents and gifts at the service of others, and to begin to assume leadership in the world community.

The College is firm in its commitment to creating an environment for living and learning in the hope of supporting the lifelong intellectual, spiritual, and emotional development of every Mount Aloysius student.

The College’s liberal arts core curriculum provides the necessary basis for leadership and the knowledge and skills for success in a wide range of professions. Mount Aloysius considers academic, spiritual, cultural, social, and personal growth as essential elements in the development of the student.

Both the Catholic, Judeo-Christian tradition and the story of the Sisters of Mercy reflect a belief that human persons rely on one another for life and well-being. Through course work, religious activities, and service, all students are challenged to grow in faith as well as intellect.

Community Engagement Statistics

  • President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
  • Military Friendly School Designation
  • Association of Student Affairs Catholic Colleges & Universities Best Practices Award
  • Mercy Youth Initiative Program
  • Inside-Out Criminal Justice Program
  • Mount Aloysius Student County Leadership Institute
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