The Mount lives a culture of ethics and service to others. Sure, building confidence academically and professionally is essential, but so is giving back to others – here and around the world.

The Mount prepares you as a critical thinker, skilled communicator and effective professional, and yet we’ve long recognized that there’s more to life than career. It’s also about being productive citizens and ethical leaders ready, willing and able to contribute to the greater good.

Inspiring you to lead a meaningful life; that’s what we mean when we say, it’s about something much bigger than any of us.

Mission Statement

The College of Mount St. Joseph is a Catholic academic community grounded in the spiritual values and vision of its founders, the Sisters of Charity. The College educates its students through interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curricula emphasizing values, integrity and social responsibility.

Members of the Mount community embrace:

  • excellence in academic endeavors;
  • the integration of life and learning;
  • respect and concern for all persons;
  • diversity of cultures and beliefs;
  • service to others.

Office of Mission and Ministry

Dedicated to furthering the intentional focus on the mission of the College, the Office of Mission and Ministry provides mission a specific home on campus.

Ethical Leadership

The Mount is an emerging force in ethical leadership development, integrating curricular and co-curricular learning about ethics and responsible leadership into a Mount education at a time when our world sorely needs it. Distinctive, comprehensive and highly relevant undergraduate experience designed to raise student awareness and conscientiousness as well as ability and commitment to act.

Read more about how ethical leadership connects personal ethics to social justice, external obligations and actions, allowing for character formation within a liberal arts education.