Mission Leadership Awards

Mission Leadership Awards

The Mission/Urban/Social Justice (MUSJ) team sponsors two awards:

  • the Vivere ex Missione Award, presented at Commencement to a student graduating from an undergraduate program or a professional program that includes an undergraduate course of studies; and
  • the Agere ex Missione Awards, presented at the President's Convocation to one faculty member and to one staff/administrator.

These awards, which began in 2009, honor students who live from the mission (Vivere ex Missione) and faculty, staff and administrators who work from the mission (Agere ex Missione). The awardees are selected from open source nominations. The awards are intended to call attention to exceptional women and men who demonstrate competence at a high level of excellence while also witnessing to the University’s soul by the larger commitments evident in their lives. As such, the awards point to the University’s conviction that excellent achievement and deep commitment to the University’s soul must live together in every area of the University and every person — students, faculty, staff, administrators — who come to UDM to work toward their hopes and ideals.

Nominations Guidelines

For full award criteria and nomination guidelines, please see the Vivere ex Missione Nomination Guidelines (student) and Agere ex Missione Nomination Guidelines (faculty/staff/administrator).

Past Award Recipients

For past award recipients, please see the Vivere ex Missione Award and Agere ex Missione Award lists.

University Mission

The 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 UDM education seeks to integrate the intellectual, spiritual, ethical and social development of students.