Mission, Identity and Value Statements 

Mission Statement

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College empowers students to think critically, engage in lifelong leadership, and effect positive change in a spirit of service and social responsibility.

Identity Statement

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, the nation’s oldest Catholic, liberal arts college for women, was founded in 1840 by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and the Sisters of Providence. Today, the distance and graduate programs serve both women and men, while the undergraduate campus program maintains its historic commitment to women. The College continues to be sponsored by the Sisters of Providence.

Value Statement

In our relationships and all that we do, we will demonstrate a commitment to the spirituality of the Sisters of Providence and to these values: