Lighting the Way
Leaders of Tomorrow:
The Strategic Plan for
Our Lady of Holy Cross College
Our Lady of Holy Cross College participates in the teaching mission of the Catholic Church through the heritage and charism of the Marianites of Holy Cross. The administration, staff and faculty educate the minds and hearts of undergraduate and graduate students through dedicated service and innovative teaching methods. All are challenged to seek truth, goodness and beauty through critical thinking, research and dialogue. Called to be a prophetic presence in an ever-changing world, the College community shares its spiritual, material, and educational resources with all.
Our Lady of Holy Cross College will be a Catholic, national, comprehensive, higher education institution known for the ability to balance liberal arts and sciences, and nationally accredited professional programs.
The College will be acclaimed for its individualized service to a diverse student body, the integration of mind and heart in the Marianite tradition, and the academic preparation for competent professionals in service to the larger community.
The Our Lady of Holy Cross College education will be framed in a liberal arts program that is strengthened by the theology and spirituality of the Catholic tradition while appreciating the value and wisdom of other religious traditions.
The College provides an individualized higher education that leads to certification, licensure, and other competencies in the working world to an academically diverse and multi-cultural student body.
The College engages students, faculty, and staff in a relationship that fosters student growth and creativity through personal attention, technological advances, innovative teaching methods, and service to the community. We look to the world of education that is emerging.
The planning process is based on the Vision of the College. The following five "pillar" statements will assist us to plan the fulfillment of the vision into the future.
We will be an educational community influenced by the teaching, scholarship, and service founded upon the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.
We will be an educational community with an entrepreneurial spirit in all aspects of the College's life.
We will be a nationally acclaimed educational community known for its centers of excellence which will integrate academic and student life.
We will be an educational community known for its cooperative spirit, sharing our academic and student life resources with others.
We will be an educational community with the resources to achieve our vision.
Our Lady of Holy Cross College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and master's degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033.4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Our Lady of Holy Cross College.
The Department of Nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
(61 Broadway, 33rd floor, New York, NY 10006, telephone number 212-363-5555)
to award the baccalaureate degree.
The Business Degree Programs of Our Lady of Holy Cross College are accredited by the
International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
(Overland Park, KS 66225, telephone number 913-631-9154).
The Community Counseling (now Clinical Mental Health Counseling), Marriage and Family Counseling, and School Counseling programs of Our Lady of Holy Cross College are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP), (5999 Stevenson Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304, telephone number 703-283-9800, ext. 301).
The Radiologic Technology Program of Our Lady of Holy Cross College is accredited by
the Joint Review Committee on Education and Radiologic Technology
(20 North Wacker Street, Suite 900 Chicago, IL 60606, telephone number 213-704-5300).
The Respiratory Care Program of Our Lady of Holy Cross College is accredited by
the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
(1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021-4244, telephone number 817-283-2835).
The Education Program of Our Lady of Holy Cross College is accredited by
the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
(2010 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20036-1023,
telephone number 202-466-7496).