Carlow University embodies the values of the Sisters of Mercy and the principles of Catholic Social Teaching. These values and principles honor the sacredness of creation and the dignity of all persons. Carlow University’s Mission calls us to "respond reverently to God and others, and to embrace an ethic of service for a just and merciful world." Thus, the Carlow University community is committed to working for justice and social responsibility, to promoting the well-being of women and children, to serving the underserved, and to fostering awareness and action to effect needed social change. In fact, our Center for Justice and Social Responsibility and our Center for Mercy Service engage students in matters of human respect, equity, and social justice.
Carlow University accepts the responsibilities of a STANDING FIRM lead employer, not only or predominantly as an employer, but first and foremost as a caring community long engaged in similar efforts. We believe that all members of the human community are created to live as free beings: free to grow and to serve; free from fear and from violence. This freedom brings with it the responsibility to respect the freedom and rights of others. We are an educational institution with responsibility to teach others to recognize and respond to violations of that freedom. We are an employer with responsibility to respond to faculty, staff and students who may experience or effect violations of that freedom. Within our institutional culture, any form of violence is rejected, including that of domestic violence and abuse. Thus, we embrace the mission of STANDING FIRM, and we contribute our voice to its initiatives.
Dr. Mary Hines