The Division of Mission and Identity seeks ways to develop relationships throughout campus that help our students, faculty and staff to see their learning, teaching and research at Duquesne as part of a larger effort to serve the common good. Our numerous programs add to the academic experience on campus in order to help you expand your horizons or to take a break, step back and breathe for a moment amidst all that is going on in our world today.
Students prepare for responsible leadership roles in society through a broad-based education in the liberal arts, the very heart and soul of the University. Duquesne believes in the mutual enrichment of faith and reason, and so encourages exploration and discussion of new and controversial ideas. Faculty and staff place a premium on intellectual autonomy and integrity and the pursuit of truth through scholarly research.The core curriculum reflects the mission of the University, especially regarding matters of social justice, diversity, and world concerns. Education that informs the mind, engages the heart, and invigorates the spirit is the guiding vision of the curriculum.
Duquesne invites participation in its spiritual life and Catholic traditions, and we retain the openness of our Spiritan founders whose rule calls for dialogue among people of different faiths and harmony among the many cultures of the world. There are dozens of religious traditions and many different cultural backgrounds present in some form on campus. As a Catholic university, Duquesne is called by the Spirit to welcome and partner with people of other religions -- the word catholic literally means universal. We welcome diversity because it enriches us all as intellectual sojourners who live by the Spirit and Mission of the University.
Mission, Vision and Values
- Commitment to excellence in liberal and professional education
- Profound concern for moral and spiritual values
- Maintaining an ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity
- Service to the Church, the community, the nation, and the world
Our Spiritan Identity
Spiritans in Action
While the members of the Division of Mission and Identity are not out doing their usual workshops and presentations on the Spiritans, we hope you will enjoy some of the videos below that give some great insight on the Congregation of the Holy Spirit
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