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Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission Statement

Felician is an independent co-educational Catholic/Franciscan University founded and sponsored by the Felician Sisters to educate a diverse population of students within the framework of a liberal arts tradition. Its mission is to provide a full complement of learning experiences, reinforced with strong academic and student development programs designed to bring students to their highest potential and prepare them to meet the challenges of the new century with informed minds and understanding hearts. The enduring purpose of Felician University is to promote a love for learning, a desire for God, self-knowledge, service to others, and respect for all creation.

Vision Statement

To be a pre-eminent Catholic Franciscan University where scholarship and the practice of teaching and learning place students first in the enduring quest for truth and the persistent pursuit of competence, character, and compassion.

Felician Franciscan Values

Respect For Human Dignity … our reverence for and commitment to promoting and protecting the dignity of persons.
Compassion … an empathetic consciousness of others expressed in caring service.
Transformation … the process that encourages an open mind and heart, leading to continuous improvement of the person and ministry.
Solidarity with the Poor … ensuring the needs of the poor and vulnerable are met through advocacy and action.
Justice and Peace … forging right relationships, recreating a sustainable environment, promoting the common good - all in the pursuit of peace.