What does it mean for Quincy University to describe itself as a Catholic, Franciscan and liberal arts university?
As a university rooted in the liberal arts tradition, Quincy University provides its students:
- with a broad world view in order to understand and appreciate the interdependence and interconnectedness of all of life; with skills to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
- with the ability to think critically, as well as to analyze and critique knowledge and experience;
- with the knowledge and vocabulary appropriate to an educated person and a competent professional;
- with the means to free oneself from provincialism, narrow, insular, intolerant and/or restricted thinking;
- with the skills to make sound ethical and moral decisions.
As a university rooted in the Catholic tradition, Quincy University:
- follows in the footsteps of Jesus Christ;
- lives by the values and imperatives of the Gospels;
- observes the beliefs and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and uses them as a guide for living;
- adheres to the moral teachings of the Roman Catholic Church;
- seeks to become a Eucharistic community;
- celebrates life – life’s events and transitions – in the traditions, customs, and rituals of the Catholic Church;
- promotes and implements the social teachings of the Catholic Church;
- actively works for justice in the world;
- makes a commitment to life;
- believes in the goodness and value of all persons;
- promotes ecumenism and interfaith dialogue, especially an understanding for and appreciation of each other’s history, traditions, beliefs, values, and rituals;
- works for unity and peace.
As a Franciscan university, Quincy University:
- is inspired by the lives of Francis and Clare of Assisi;
- views humankind as a family in which we are all sisters and brothers;
- respects and values every person;
- appreciates the integrity of creation, the interconnectedness and interdependence of all of life;
- fosters an attitude of respect and care for the earth and everything on it;
- becomes an instrument of peace by bringing about healing and reconciliation;
- works for social justice; speaks for those who cannot speak for themselves;
- generously shares knowledge, skills, talents, expertise, and time in volunteer service.