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, making peace, showing compassion and reverencing all of creation as we embrace and cultivate the diversity of all of God’s creation.
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.
Integrating the Catholic, Franciscan identity into the University
The Office of Mission Integration
The Office of Mission Integration explores 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 and Franciscan Servant Scholars, along with a yearly pilgrimage to Rome and 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 weekday Masses, celebration of feast days and prayer/ritual that celebrates our Catholic, Franciscan tradition.
Barb S. Spies
Director of Mission Integration