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Our mission is our driving force. It’s more than something you will find in our history or charter. We live it. We share it. We take pride in it. You’ll learn it from your first day on campus and engage with it every day in and out of the classroom. And when you graduate, you will take it with you into the world.

Our mission is our driving force. It’s more than something you will find in our history or charter. We live it. We share it. We take pride in it. You’ll learn it from your first day on campus and engage with it every day in and out of the classroom. And when you graduate, you will take it with you into the world.

Grey box with mission statement: Spalding University is a diverse community of learners dedicated to meeting the needs of the times in the tradition of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth through quality undergraduate and graduate liberal and professional studies, grounded in spiritual values, with an emphasis on service and the promotion of peace and justice.

1814

A 200-year legacy of serving others in the tradition of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.

Arial view of Spalding Mansion staircase
Founder Mother Catherine Spalding dressed in religious habit
Grey box with mission statement: Spalding University is a diverse community of learners dedicated to meeting the needs of the times in the tradition of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth through quality undergraduate and graduate liberal and professional studies, grounded in spiritual values, with an emphasis on service and the promotion of peace and justice.
Arial view of Spalding Mansion staircase

1814

A 200-year legacy of serving others in the tradition of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.

Founder Mother Catherine Spalding dressed in religious habit
Spalding Mansion building front from Fourth Street

1st

We are the first certified compassionate university in the world.

Read the Religious News Article

Blue Charter for Compassion logo with infinity symbol
President Tori Murden McClure
Spalding Mansion building front from Fourth Street

1st

We are the first certified compassionate university in the world.

Read the Religious News Article

Blue Charter for Compassion logo with infinity symbol
President Tori Murden McClure

1st

We are the first certified compassionate university in the world.

Read the Religious News Article

Blue Charter for Compassion logo with infinity symbol
President Tori Murden McClure
Spalding Mansion building front from Fourth Street
Spalding nursing in sim lab

Kindness. Service. Justice. A commitment to fixing what is broken. On the highest level, we work together to create solutions to the big problems and engage conversations on mercy, justice and compassion.

On a small scale, in everyday life, we put compassion in action through service learning and volunteerism. We also create outreach services for the broader community like enTECH, the Center for Behavioral Health and the Spalding Comprehensive Outpatient Rehab Facility. Additionally, Restorative Justice Louisville calls our campus its home.

Spalding student volunteers hold donated books

Become part of this community and become a part of a movement where our fellowship and commitment to living compassionately drives us. We welcome everyone from all walks of life and backgrounds. Our mission gives us a common language and a shared commitment to do better. It’s not uncommon to find yourself in a conversation with the president or your professor outside the classroom. We are all valued, and when you become a part of our community, you become part of something larger. Our mission and commitment to compassion is the thread that ties you to others who share these values on our campus, in our community, throughout our country and in the world.

Spalding nursing in sim lab

Kindness. Service. Justice. A commitment to fixing what is broken. On the highest level, we work together to create solutions to the big problems and engage conversations on mercy, justice and compassion.

On a small scale, in everyday life, we put compassion in action through service learning and volunteerism. We also create outreach services for the broader community like enTECH, the Center for Behavioral Health and the Spalding Comprehensive Outpatient Rehab Facility. Additionally, Restorative Justice Louisville calls our campus its home.

Become part of this community and become a part of a movement where our fellowship and commitment to living compassionately drives us. We welcome everyone from all walks of life and backgrounds. Our mission gives us a common language and a shared commitment to do better. It’s not uncommon to find yourself in a conversation with the president or your professor outside the classroom. We are all valued, and when you become a part of our community, you become part of something larger. Our mission and commitment to compassion is the thread that ties you to others who share these values on our campus, in our community, throughout our country and in the world.

Spalding student volunteers hold donated books