Core Values

Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross , named for the Mother of God, Saint Mary's College is committed to the education of women. Saint Mary's is a Catholic college, rooted in Gospel values and lives according to Catholic principles.


    We commit ourselves to academic excellence and foster an environment where all members of the community learn with and from each other. The liberal arts form the foundation for learning.


    We sustain a vital community where each member is valued and where all are bound by a common purpose. In an atmosphere of mutual respect, we are called to share responsibility for the success of the College's mission.


    We commit ourselves to meeting the spiritual needs of members of all faith traditions. We encourage and support members as they grow spiritually and as they lead lives of faith.


    We respect all persons because of their God-given dignity. We act as responsible stewards of resources both on and beyond the campus. We advocate social action and practice principles of justice and compassion.