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Catholic Identity

Newman University wholeheartedly embraces its Catholic identity. As a Catholic institution of higher learning, Newman finds guidance in Ex corde ecclesiae and other teachings of the Catholic Church and draws sustenance from its relationships with surrounding Catholic communities and dioceses. At the same time, our Catholic identity is distinctively shaped by the influence of our founders, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, and our namesake, the Catholic theologian and educator St. John Henry Newman. Newman’s Catholic identity is nowhere seen more clearly than in its Christ–centered humanitarian commitment to serving the underserved.

Academic Excellence

Because Newman University is an institution of higher education, academic excellence is central to our mission. Following the ideals of St. Newman, we seek to educate the whole person. A firm grounding in the liberal arts strengthens all our programs and instills habits of lifelong learning that will accompany graduates as they pursue a variety of personal, academic, and professional goals. Newman’s faculty strives to utilize best practices in instruction, the insights derived from scholarly research, and a culture of assessment to promote classroom and program improvement. The small college atmosphere of Newman facilitates the development of an active, dynamic learning community. In addition, Newman University has a special mission—to make an environment of academic excellence available to a diverse range of students and to empower those students, through the education we provide, to transform the world. In sum, it is the development of the intellectual capabilities of the entire university community combined with our collective dedication to the promotion of peace and social justice that characterizes academic excellence at Newman University.

Culture of Service

The passion to serve others is integral to the missions of both Newman University and the Adorers of the Blood of Christ. We actualize this mandate by fostering a distinctive culture of service in which each member of the community is encouraged to find personally fulfilling ways of growing through giving. Manifestly, gifts of time and talent are visible symbols of our commitment to transforming the human condition.

Global Perspective

In accordance with its mission statement, Newman University is committed to promoting “an interdependent global perspective formed by a critical consciousness that hungers and thirsts for justice and peace. With a curricular emphasis on the development of the whole person, we work to prepare our graduates to meet the challenges faced by an increasingly complex and interconnected world.