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Lasallian & Catholic
Learning in the Lasallian Tradition
A Lasallian university...
- has its foundation in and is inspired by the life, traditions, and heritage of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, innovator in pedagogical methodology, Patron Saint of Teachers, and advocate for the poor
- acknowledges that we live in the holy presence of God and invites all members of its community to participate in that reality;
- reflects in its practice an ardent zeal for excellence in teaching and learning, creatively responding to the intellectual, developmental, spiritual, and material needs of the members in its community in personal, practical, and innovative ways;
- works together and by association toward an awareness of and commitment to serve the needs of a global community in which each person and all creation is respected as made in the image of God and in which justice and peace flourish;
- provides access to those who would benefit from its mission through responsible stewardship of its financial resources.
A Catholic university is...
- grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition and vision and is inspired and guided by Gospel values;
- engaged in continuing reflection and dialogue in the light of faith upon the rich and growing treasury of human knowledge, to which it seeks to contribute by its own insights, relativity, and research;
- faithful to the Christian message as it is embodied in the Church's history, wisdom, and tradition;
- committed institutionally to the service of the people of God and of the human family.
Source: Ex Corde Ecclesiae (#13)