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Mission and Vision

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Our Mission

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.

 

Vision Statement

Our Lady of Holy Cross College, a ministry of the Marianites of Holy Cross, will be an excellent model of Catholic higher education in the Holy Cross tradition.  At the heart of the College education will be an affordable, high quality liberal arts program providing the foundation for its professional and student life programs.  These will be enhanced by the Catholic intellectual tradition while appreciating the value and wisdom of other religious traditions.

The College will provide an effective, comprehensive education to a diverse and multicultural student body that primarily resides in the greater New Orleans area.  The College's faculty and staff will engage students in a relationship that fosters the intellectual and spiritual growth and development of the person through a combination of personal attention, innovative teaching, technological advances, and service to the community as servant leaders.

Vision Narrative

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.

Planning Pillars

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 and scholarship found in the Catholic
    tradition.
  • We will be an educational community with an entrepreneurial spirit, using our creative and motivational gifts in all aspects of the College's life.
  • We will be an educational community acclaimed nationally for its academic and student life centers of excellence.
  • We will be an educational community known for its cooperative spirit, sharing our academic resources with others.
  • We will be an educational community with the financial stability to achieve our vision.