Statement of Catholic Identity
Albertus Magnus College is a Catholic College founded by the Dominican Sisters of Peace. In union with the whole Church, the College affirms the essential dignity of each person as a being of divine origin. In this light, each individual person "...attempts to seek out the wonders of the material universe...and finds...perfection in wisdom, which gently draws the human mind to look for and love what is true and good." (Gaudiam et Spes, Vatican II)
Because it is rooted in the Dominican tradition, Albertus Magnus College is devoted to the pursuit of truth in all of its dimensions and to the proposition that faith and reason are complementary. Thus, this College fosters a commitment to scholarly exploration and to the principles of academic freedom. The College welcomes diversity and is dedicated to facilitating the intellectual growth of its faculty, students and administrative staff so that they may develop their individual gifts and acquire the habits of mind necessary to pursue truth.
Albertus Magnus College promotes inquiry into such questions as the role of the individual in the natural world and in society; responsibility toward social justice, peace, and the common good; the relationship between faith and reason; and the relationship between theory and practice. The Albertus community is dedicated to creating an open institution environment which supports its members' intellectual, spiritual and social development.