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Mission Statement and Core Values

Mission Statement and Core Values

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Our Mission Statement

"Chestnut Hill College, an inclusive Catholic community rooted in and animated by the Mission of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, is committed to transformative holistic education, just relationships, innovative thinking, and responsible action toward a more unified global society and sustainable Earth."


Grounded in our strong liberal arts tradition and attentive to the need for informed professional education, Chestnut Hill College, founded in 1924, offers academic degree programs of excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing studies. Faithful to our Catholic heritage and intellectual tradition, Chestnut Hill College espouses the beliefs and values inherent in the Abrahamic faith traditions and welcomes and respects the contributions made by other faiths in the development of the whole person.

We nurture integrity, spirituality, and dedication to justice in and for all. We value and commit to engaging in the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Core Values


We Live This Value By:

  • Pursuing academic excellence through interdisciplinary learning

  • Offering challenging academic programs with a global emphasis

  • Providing opportunities for self-discovery and personal growth



We Live This Value By:

  • Honoring the dignity of all persons and fostering mutual partnerships 

  • Celebrating one another's potential and achievements 

  • Creating an inclusive community which prioritizes diversity, equity, inclusion, and truth



We Live This Value By:

  • Cultivating lively forums for intellectual and cultural pursuits 

  • Expanding perspectives through mentor and peer relationships

  • Imagining creative and courageous solutions which respond to local and global challenges



We Live This Value By:

  • Living and learning according to ethical standards

  • Engaging in dialogue and service pertaining to human dignity and social justice 

  • Upholding our responsibility as stewards of Earth 



We Live This Value By:

  • Promoting the Sisters of Saint Joseph's mission of unity, reconciliation, and active inclusive love

  • Providing opportunities for spiritual growth through reflection, pastoral accompaniment, Catholic liturgy, and sacramental life 

  • Fostering spaces of interfaith dialogue and prayer which uplift our religious diversity