Mission & Vision

University of Detroit Mercy is the only university in the world that combines the centuries-old commitment to education of the Society of Jesus and the Religious Sisters of Mercy. The two charisms, rooted in the Gospel, strengthen and support each other in their vision of building competent, compassionate leaders ready to serve in a vulnerable world. Our students learn compassion and respect for all voices, especially those that are often muted. Moral and ethical issues are considered alongside academic and professional disciplines. Our students understand that the Mercy and Jesuit charisms demand that they put their education to work in service of others. Collaboration across programs provide students a local and global vision, helping them understand the difference they can make in their field and the world.

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.

We are Jesuit. We are Mercy.