Our Catholic Identity and Mercy Charism

Mount Mercy University’s foundation, built on the Sisters of Mercy’s five critical concerns, guides students in exploring an education that reaches far beyond the classroom. Students of all faiths are encouraged to join our faith-based community, leading to intellectual development, self-reflection and spiritual growth.

The university strives to be a community that demonstrates the highest standards of Catholic intellectual tradition, welcoming all people to explore and promote core values of truth, respect, responsibility, excellence and service.

Pursuit of truth and integration of knowledge for the common good are key in Mount Mercy’s classrooms. Through service learning and volunteer opportunities, students are challenged to take what they learned in the classroom and apply the critical concerns in a wide array of volunteer projects. Students are also encouraged to demonstrate core values in their personal lives.

Mount Mercy is sponsored by the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, through the Conference for Mercy Higher Education. As a Mercy institution, we carry out our charge to continue the Catholic intellectual tradition. As such we respectfully abide by the Conference for Mercy Higher Education’s statement on Catholic Identity and Mercy Charism.