A Values-Based Education

Our students learn Jesuit and Mercy values.

Brother’s health concerns lead ReBUILD student to research path

student showing research“When I was little, I always wanted to do research into hydrocephalus,” Mims said. “My brother has had a shunt all his life, and you have to be cautious about certain things like sports. Doctors told him not to go in planes because of the pressure changes. Since my brother’s been in college, he has had more than 12 operations and shunt revisions. Our mom has hydrocephalus. We’ve been affected deeply.

hand device to hold pot steadyDetroit Mercy capstone project gives students the chance to change lives

University of Detroit Mercy students saw the culmination of two semesters of work — not to mention four years of learning — when they presented life-changing capstone projects to veterans at Detroit's John D. Dingell VA Medical Center.


Our alumni live them.

Get to know: The Tuppers, creating real community change

Throughout the years, two University of Detroit Mercy alumni have earned many different titles: pastor, entrepreneur, teacher, community leader, student. But “giver” has been the headline on nearly every article the two have been featured in, and for good reason. Rev. Deidric Tupper, pastor of ...

Get to know: Earl Cureton ’11, basketball legend works for Detroit’s communities

Earl Cureton ’11 has spent his adult life alongside some of the greatest basketball players in the world. The Detroit Mercy Titans Hall of Famer played 12 years in the NBA, sharing a court with Michael Jordan and a number of legends while winning a ...

Get to know: Robert McKeon Aloe ’06, using science in pursuit of perfect espresso

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Robert McKeon Aloe draws from his day job at Apple, his University of Detroit Mercy education and a passion for data science in creating a tiny cup of perfection. McKeon Aloe, a 2006 alumnus of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Sciences, works as a ...

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Service and Immersion

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Titan Equity Nourish Network (TENN)

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Service Learning

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The Institute for Leadership and Service