Fontbonne University will develop leaders to serve a world in need.
Fontbonne University promotes Catholic identity and honors the heritage of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet by fostering respect, integrity, community, excellence, service, justice, and faith.
Fontbonne University maintains a strong commitment to diversity to increase the number of faculty, staff and students from all backgrounds. Every person, regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability shall be treated with respect and dignity.
Therefore, Fontbonne University will strive to:
Fontbonne University is a Catholic university founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Our core values are grounded in and inspired by our faith tradition including contemporary Catholic Social Teaching. We share a commitment to the common good for all, regardless of creed.
The word “catholic” means “universal” and “throughout the whole.” At Fontbonne, we commit to know, love, and serve the truth that unites faith and reason, nature and grace, the human and the divine. What makes us truly human helps unite us with the divine as we seek to serve God and neighbor without distinction.
The universal nature of Catholicism gives rise to our mission and vision. Because Fontbonne is Catholic, we embrace openness, inclusiveness, and diversity. Because Fontbonne is Catholic, we work for solidarity and justice. Because Fontbonne is Catholic, we recognize the presence of God in all creation and participate in the continuing transformation of ourselves and a world in need.