Mission & Vision

Detroit Mercy Mission Statement

University of Detroit Mercy, a Catholic university in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, exists to provide excellent student-centered undergraduate and graduate education in an urban context. A Detroit Mercy education seeks to integrate the intellectual, spiritual, ethical and social development of our students.

Detroit Mercy Vision Statement

University of Detroit Mercy will be recognized as a premier private university in the Great Lakes region, distinguished by graduates who lead and serve in their communities.

Detroit Mercy Self-study for the Conference of Mercy Higher Education

View the PDF of Detroit Mercy's Self-study for the Conference of Mercy Higher Education site visit, March 12-14, 2017.

Detroit Mercy Jesuit Institutional Examen Self-study

View the PDF of Detroit Mercy's Jesuit Institutional Examen Self-study, Jan. 30, 2018.

Mission and Identity

Father Staudenmaier The Office of Mission & Identity is charged with nourishing employee conversations about the soul of the University as it is integrated with the body.

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Institute for Leadership and Service

Leadership students. Detroit Mercy highlights leadership in our education of the student, service learning and in student life.

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Religious Sponsors

Jesuit and Mercy logo. University of Detroit Mercy's religious sponsors — the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and the Society of Jesus — continue an active commitment to the University in a variety of functions.

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