University of St. Thomas (MN)

Saint Paul MN 55105
United States

About

The University of St. Thomas is a Catholic, comprehensive university that fosters a tradition of service to the public and an energetic, thoughful approach to the challenges of contemporary life.

Located in Minnesota's vibrant Twin Cities area, St. Thomas offers its students a wide range of employment opportunities, cultural events and volunteer activities.  We are a campus connected to community to meet the challenges of today.

Serving more than 10,500 undergraduate and graduate students, St. Thomas is a thriving academic community for the active mind ... like yours.

Mission

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good.

Vision

We seek to be a recognized leader among Catholic colleges in the Midwest that excels in effective teaching, active learning, scholarly research and responsible engagement with the local community as well as with the national and global communities in which we live.

Convictions

As a community we are committed to:

  • Pursuit of truth
    We value intellectual inquiry as a life-long habit, the unfettered and impartial pursuit of truth in all its forms, the integration of knowledge across disciplines, and the imaginative and creative exploration of new ideas.
  • Academic excellence
    We create a culture among faculty, students and staff that recognizes the power of ideas and rewards rigorous thinking.
  • Faith and reason
    We actively engage Catholic intellectual tradition, which values the fundamental compatibility of faith and reason and fosters meaningful dialogue directed toward the flourishing of human culture.
  • Dignity
    We respect the dignity of each person and value the unique contributions that each brings to the greater mosaic of the university community.
  • Diversity
    We strive to create a vibrant diverse community in which, together, we work for a more just and inclusive society.
  • Personal attention
    We foster a caring culture that supports the well-being of each member.
  • Gratitude
    We celebrate the achievements of all members of our community in goals attained and obstacles overcome, and in all things give praise to God.

Diversity

Diversity is an indispensable component of academic excellence and holistic development. As a Catholic university and the largest private institution of higher learning in Minnesota, St. Thomas has both an extraordinary opportunity and a special responsibility to create and maintain a climate that affirms diversity of persons as well as diversity of views. A commitment to diversity means a commitment to the inclusion, welcome, and support of individuals from all groups, encompassing the various characteristics of persons in our community. Among these characteristics are race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, geographic and linguistic background, religion, and physical ability. As we harness the power of diversity, we will provide students, faculty, and staff a university experience rich in perspectives and opportunities to learn from each other.

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