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: Suzanne Hudson ’74, giving back to thank the University and a special professor

Suzanne Hudson and Bruce Brorby in the halls of the Commerce & Finance Building.
In 1971, Suzanne L. Hudson ’74 was in her first year as a student at University of Detroit. That same year Bruce Brorby ’66, ’67 started working as a faculty member at the school. Driven and not afraid of hard work, Hudson finished her degree ...

Get to Know: Jenifer Young ’18, ’20, doing God’s work in the media

Jenifer Young ’18, ’20 remembers what she felt on her first day of classes on Detroit Mercy’s McNichols Campus. “I was standing in front of the Commerce and Finance building and holding my books and being so excited about the idea that one day I ...

Get to Know: Larry Girard ’58, 102-year-old deacon devotes life to service

Larry Girard in clerical garb
A few months after becoming the pastor at St. Sebastian Church in Dearborn Heights, Father Walter Ptak found he was a bit embarrassed whenever he walked in the entrance procession at a Mass with Deacon Larry Girard ’58. It wasn’t that Ptak was ashamed of ...

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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