Elms College is a dynamic, Catholic, coeducational liberal arts institution whose mission is to educate students of all backgrounds that have distinguished themselves inside and outside the classroom.
They are devoted to providing students rigorous academic challenges based on developing a strong sense of what they can contribute to the world, to their neighborhood, and to one another. To embody these goals, they strive to create a supportive community that not only enables their students to thrive, but one that they’ll take with them after they graduate.
Prepared for careers, and life, their grads leave Elms College richer than they started — rooted in faith, educated in mind, compassionate in heart, responsive to civic and social obligations, and capable of adjusting to change without compromising principle.
The College of Their Lady of the Elms, a Catholic college, educates a diverse group of women and men in a supportive, vibrant learning community. Combining a liberal arts education with professional studies, Elms College empowers students to effect positive changes in the community and in the world.
Affirming the founding tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Elms College challenges students to embrace change without compromising principle, to respond creatively to the demands of their chosen careers, and to advocate for people in need. Elms College is a community rooted in faith, educated in mind, compassionate in heart, and responsive to civic and social obligations.
Elms College Core Values:
Elms College Community affirms their Catholic identity and their relationship with the Sisters of St. Joseph. They, as trustees, faculty, staff and students, aspire to live and work as an academic community according to these core values:
Elms College, empowered by love and faith, welcomes all, while seeking to promote the traditions of their founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph, through programs that challenge all members of the college community, spiritually, ethically and intellectually.
Elms College commits to compassion and relationship building, in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust, creating a sense of belonging for the entire campus community. This encourages them to respond to the needs of others, in a spirit of hospitality, within and beyond the college.
Elms College aspires to the highest standards of social responsibility as an institution and is committed to instilling values of equal opportunity and justice in their college community. Individually and collectively, they are dedicated to pursuing the common good and to improving the lives of all people.
Elms College fosters excellence in their students and in their community by educating the whole individual, intellectually, spiritually, emotionally and physically. They challenge each other to realize their full potential to impact the world through their knowledge and enhanced skills.See more