St. John Fisher University is a collaborative community dedicated to teaching, learning, and scholarship in a student-centered educational environment. The University is guided by its liberal arts tradition and its Catholic heritage, as expressed in the motto of its founders, the Basilian Fathers: “teach me goodness, discipline, and knowledge.” Fisher engages individuals in lives of intellectual inquiry, professional integrity, and civic responsibility, where diversity and service to others are valued and practiced.
St. John Fisher University will revitalize and enrich its programming and foster innovative approaches that extend its thought leadership to multiple audiences and prepare students to build successful lives of purpose.
St. John Fisher University will continue to serve as an anchor institution by engaging in purposeful and mutually beneficial partnerships to develop enriched learning opportunities and to broaden its impact in the Rochester area and beyond.
St. John Fisher University will cultivate an equitable, inclusive learning and working environment that attracts, retains, and supports a diverse community of lifelong learners to positively impact today’s complex, global world.
St. John Fisher University will promote collaboration, accountability, and communication in order to be responsive to the rapidly changing environment of higher education and extend its mission into the 21st century.