A Values-Based Education

Our students learn Jesuit and Mercy values

ReBUILD scholar’s research honors late uncle’s memory

Drinking and driving kills 28 people a day in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). One Detroit Mercy student is working to change that.

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.


A graphic featuring Kara Wolfbauer. Text reads, Kara Wolfbauer, Class of 2023, Valedictorian, Communication Studies and Psychology, Softball Student-Athlete, Captain. A quote reads, What I love genuinely about Detroit Mercy is that people come here from so many different religions. ... To me the Jesuit and Mercy values are about being a servant and being there for other people. ... That's what I love. A small graphic graduation cap with a Detroit Mercy logo and 2023 is featured in the corner.
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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

Our alumni live these values

Get to know: Michael Ford ’06, creating a new way to look at architecture
Michael Ford in a dark room, looks at the cameraMichael Ford ’06 grew up surrounded by music. His childhood home was located above a church-sponsored activity center on a block where everyone knew each other’s names. The church would host everything from wedding receptions to kiddie disco nights, constantly filling the lower floor of the building with music. Ford’s …

Get to know: Shawna Stewart ’15, giving a boost to nursing students
Shawna Stewart shows off a Nursing Starter KitAlumna pays it forward with nursing kits for students Growing up, Shawna Stewart ’15 was drawn to the medical field in order to care for people. Now working as a nurse in Detroit, she’s trying to help make things more affordable for nursing students.  In 2020, the University of Detroit …