Saint Leo University is a Catholic, liberal arts-based
university serving people of all faiths.
Rooted in the 1,500-year-old Benedictine tradition, the
university seeks balanced growth in mind, body, and spirit for all
members of its community. At University Campus, at education
centers, and through the Center for Online Learning, Saint Leo
University offers a practical, effective model for life and
leadership in a challenging world; a model based on a steadfast
moral consciousness that recognizes the dignity, value, and gifts
of all people.
To accomplish its mission, the university community creates a
student-centered environment in which the love of learning is of
prime importance. Members of the community are expected to examine
and express their own values, listen respectfully to and respond to
the opinions of others, serve the community in which they live,
welcome others into their lives, and care for all of God’s
Saint Leo University is an educational enterprise. All of us,
individually and collectively, work hard to ensure that our
students develop the character, learn the skills, and assimilate
the knowledge essential to become morally responsible leaders. The
success of our University depends upon a conscientious commitment
to our mission, vision, and goals.
Saint Leo University develops hospitable Christian learning
communities everywhere we serve. We foster a spirit of belonging,
unity, and interdependence based on mutual trust and respect to
create socially responsible environments that challenge all of us
to listen, to learn, to change, and to serve.
Animated in the spirit of Jesus Christ, we value all individuals’
unique talents, respect their dignity, and strive to foster their
commitment to excellence in our work. Our community’s strength
depends on the unity and diversity of our people, on the free
exchange of ideas, and on learning, living, and working
Saint Leo University stresses the development of every person’s
mind, spirit, and body for a balanced life. All members of the
Saint Leo University community must demonstrate their commitment to
personal development to help strengthen the character of our
Our Creator blesses us with an abundance of resources. We foster a
spirit of service to employ our resources for University and
community development. We must be resourceful. We must optimize and
apply all of the resources of our community to fulfill Saint Leo
University’s mission and goals.
The commitment of Saint Leo University to excellence demands that
its members live its mission and deliver on its promise. The
faculty, staff, and students pledge to be honest, just, and
consistent in word and deed.