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Stritch Mission

Cardinal Stritch University, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi and rooted in the liberal arts tradition, transforms lives and communities through servant leadership, learning and service. The University is guided by the Catholic, Franciscan values of creating a caring community, peacemaking, showing compassion and reverencing creation as we embrace and cultivate the diversity of all of God’s creation.

Transforming Lives

Since 1937

Cardinal Stritch University … a national, Franciscan Values-driven university that leverages the strengths of our region's metropolitan assets to prepare learners to succeed and lead in a diverse and ever-changing world. The academic programs we offer are transformational—designed to prepare the whole person for achievement in the communities where they live, work and lead by actively practicing the core values we espouse, and by mastering the substantive professional, experiential and practical skills required to excel in a 21st Century economy.

Inspired by the Spirits of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi

Rooted in the values of Catholic Christianity and inspired by the spirits of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi and the heritage of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, Cardinal Stritch University is an academic community called to transform individuals to "approve the better things" as they discover their purpose in life. The University encourages academic excellence, along with intellectual, spiritual and social growth among its entire community – faculty, staff and students of all ages, faiths and ethnic backgrounds.

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Integrating the Catholic, Franciscan identity into the University

The Office of Mission Integration

Mission Integration is charged with exploring how the University engages its Catholic, Franciscan identity in all facets with programming for students, staff and faculty. It includes functions such as University Ministry, LDRS Initiative, Franciscan Servant Scholars, and Employee Services, along with a yearly pilgrimage to Rome/Assisi.

We partner with the academy to infuse the Catholic, Franciscan Identity into the CORE curriculum through consultation, resourcing, and ongoing systematic formation. For more information, please contact us.

The Mission Integration Office also supports the liturgical life of the University including daily Mass, celebration of Feast Days, and prayer/ritual that celebrates our Catholic Franciscan Tradition.

University Ministry