Carlow University, a Catholic, women-centered, liberal arts institution embodying the heritage and values of the Sisters of Mercy, engages its diverse community in a process of life-long learning, scholarship, and research. This engagement empowers individuals to think clearly and creatively; to actively pursue intellectual endeavors; to discover, challenge, or affirm cultural and aesthetic values; to respond reverently to God and others; and to embrace an ethic of service for a just and merciful world.
Sacredness of Creation
We reverence each person and all of creation and the diversity they embody.
We espouse critical thinking, research, contemplation, and action as essential
to the learning process and significant in our search for God.
We speak the truth gleaned from our intellectual pursuits.
We prepare leaders who influence societal, organizational,
and family life for the betterment of all creation.
We honor the legacy of Catherine McAuley by being a student-centered,
welcoming, and nurturing community of learners.
We engage in service to others with competence and compassion.
We educate, challenge, and expect all students to uncover, expand, and realize their potential.
We promote and affirm their progress in understanding and practicing each of these
core values as witnessed by all members of the Carlow community.
The result of this combination of Catholic intellectual and Mercy traditions
is a women-centered culture that is animated by respect for the potential of
each person—student, staff, and faculty—as lifelong learner and a competent
and compassionate leader in service to the community.