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Mission, Vision and Values

Mission Statement

Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Divine Providence, Our Lady of the Lake University is a Catholic, Hispanic-serving, inclusive learning community. Through quality, innovative undergraduate and graduate education, we foster spiritual, personal, and professional growth. Our graduates are prepared for purposeful lives and service to humanity.

Approved by the Board of Trustees, Jan. 27, 2022

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Vision Statement

Embracing the Catholic Intellectual tradition that integrates curiosity, faith and ethical reasoning in the pursuit of truth, Our Lady of the Lake University challenges its diverse student body with transformative experiences to enrich their lives and inspire leaders in service with faith and wisdom.

Approved by the Board of Trustees, Jan. 27, 2022

Core Values

Our Lady of the Lake University is a Catholic community whose core values reflect what we believe and live in our daily lives.  


We are a community that values inclusivity and embraces: 

  • Respect for diversity of thought, culture, creative expression, and experiences; and
  • Compassionate support for each other’s successes and challenges. 


We engage in ethical behavior through: 

  • Honesty, transparency, and accountability in decision making; and
  • Congruence between values and actions.


We recognize our interdependence, and we value:  

  • Confidence in our Provident God;
  • Mutual reliance on each other; and
  • Stewardship of our resources and environment. 


We are called to: 

  • Use our time, talent, and knowledge for the benefit of others; and
  • Advocate for social justice which embraces equity, access, and care of creation for the common good. 

Approved by the Board of Trustees Jan. 27, 2022