Mission, Vision, Strategic Directions and Values

Mission of Saint John’s University

Grounded in Catholic and Benedictine values and tradition, Saint John’s University provides young men a distinctive residential liberal arts education, preparing them to reach their full potential and instilling in them the values and aspiration to lead lives of significance and principled achievement.

Vision for the College of Arts and Sciences

Saint John’s University seeks to be one of the nation’s great Catholic liberal arts colleges by providing the best holistic learning experience for men in the country.

We will inspire undergraduate men to new heights of intellectual, spiritual, physical and social development that is informed by ethical reflection and grounded in our Catholic and Benedictine tradition.

The School of Theology and the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library have their own separate vision statements.

Values

Dedicated to the pursuit of understanding, wisdom, and the common good, Saint John’s University is committed to the following values: