Clarke University is a Catholic academic community that believes learning is lifelong and life changing. We inspire intellectual curiosity, cultural engagement, professional preparedness, spiritual exploration, and a commitment to contributing to the common good in a global society.
Clarke University will be distinguished as a compassionate and inclusive community. We educate and inspire through our core values of Freedom, Education, Charity, and Justice. Together we thrive through our Catholic, BVM, and liberal arts traditions, graduating leaders who make a positive difference in the world.
Clarke University Core Values Statement
Clarke University is a learning community that lives by four core values: Freedom, Education, Charity, and Justice. These values emanate from our founder Mary Frances Clarke, the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and those who follow their example to provide learning experiences that are relevant and forward looking.
As a community seeking to live authentic lives, we invite all to be open to God’s love and to be true to their best selves.
As a community seeking wisdom, we help all to appreciate learning opportunities that enable persons to reach their full potential.
As a community seeking to welcome all, we contribute to the well-being of others and the common good.
As a community standing with others, we strive to create a society that recognizes the dignity, equality and rights of all people and to respond faithfully to one another.