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History and Mission

As a Jesuit Catholic university,
Regis seeks to build a more just and humane world
through transformative education
at the frontiers of faith, reason and culture.

Regis University Mission Statement

Crest of the West: Jesuit Education Since 1877

The Elements of Our Mission

As a university, Regis draws from wellsprings of ancient wisdom and explores new horizons of thought and imagination to pursue truth, strive for justice and cultivate beauty. In everything, Regis shepherds the development of the whole person in relation to the common good, asking, "How ought we to live?"

As Catholics, part of a global community of faith called to celebrate and embody God's love in the world, Regis educates diverse students for lives of service and meaning, equips them with knowledge and skills to be discerning persons in solidarity with others, especially all who are poor or whose dignity has been violated, and empowers them to care for the Earth, our common home.

As Jesuits, rooted in an Ignatian spirituality of Christian discipleship and open to the sacred in all human cultures, Regis aspires to be a community of learners who labor for a transformed world and renewed ecosystem, and who journey as companions responsible to each other.

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Office of Mission

The Office of Mission supports opportunities to deepen understanding of and live out the ideals rooted in our Jesuit, Catholic tradition. Committed to respect for all and to the principles of the Jesuit, Catholic higher education, we enable all members of the Regis community — of various faiths — to grow as individuals and better discern how to contribute toward building a more just and humane world.