Mission, Vision and Commitments

Mission of College of Saint Benedict 

The mission of the College of Saint Benedict is to provide for women the best residential liberal arts education in the Catholic university tradition. The college fosters integrated learning, exceptional leadership for change and wisdom for a lifetime.

Vision for the Future  

Our history is characterized by a fierce belief in the power of liberal education, an engagement with the world around us, responsiveness to the needs of society, an enduring commitment to our Catholic and Benedictine Heritage, and an unwavering focus on women's development as leaders, professionals, and scholars. We envision our future as grounded in these same commitments, and we embrace the changes and challenges impacting the world with the same courage, strength, and boldness of our foremothers.  


The College of Saint Benedict commits the following to its students:

  • A unified liberal arts curriculum
  • An integrative environment for learning
  • An emphasis on the personal growth of women
  • An experience of Benedictine values grounded in a women's monastic community
  • The opportunity to observe and practice leadership and service
  • The capacity to make their place in the world