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Saint Mary's Institutes and Affiliates

Saint Mary's operates several institutes and collaborates with several affiliates that give students, faculty, and the surrounding communities numerous opportunities for academic, personal, and professional growth. 

Whether it’s a university-sponsored conference or an event recommended or hosted by one of our institutes or affiliates, Saint Mary’s strives to create forums for dialogue that engage learners to expand their knowledge alongside others.


Cascade Meadow ›

Located on 100 acres along the Cascade Creek in northwest Rochester, Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Science Center features formal and informal learning and event spaces indoors and outdoors. Our mission is to establish the center as a regional resource for environmental education with an initial focus on energy, water, and wetlands.

GeoSpatial Services ›

The Resource Analysis Department and GeoSpatial Services integrate graduate studies and training with consulting for public agencies and private companies in spatial data analysis using geographic information science (GIS).

Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership ›

The Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership sponsors special events, speakers, and other educational programming for the university and the community. Committed to serving both emerging and current leaders of society, the Hendrickson Institute provides a forum for the exploration of ethical issues.

Institute for Lasallian Studies ›

Saint Mary's Institute for Lasallian Studies was founded to provide Lasallian Catholic formation and accompaniment to members of the regional and international Lasallian family. The Institute provides graduate-level degree programs, as well as certificates.

Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies ›

The Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies aims to incite a passion for entrepreneurial spirit in students across the university, regardless of their major field of study.

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts ›

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is a residential performing arts academy in Winona, offering programming and performance opportunities for youth and adults throughout the surrounding community.

Christ the Teacher Institute for Education ›

Christ the Teacher Institute for Education, located at Tangaza University College, Nairobi, Kenya, provides coursework in teacher education leading to a three-year diploma and a Bachelor of Education Degree in Education (Art and Science).

De La Salle Language Institute ›

Saint Mary’s De La Salle Language Institute offers an intensive program for students from non-English speaking countries who are studying on Saint Mary’s Winona Campus.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary ›

The Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary partners with Saint Mary's to prepare new generations of priests for leadership and service.

Maryknoll Institute of African Studies ›

Located in Nairobi, Kenya, the Maryknoll Institute of African Studies offers an intensive inculturation experience for those wishing to learn more about African cultures. The institute offers a Master of Arts (M.A.) in African Studies, and a Master of African Studies (M.A.S.).