At Salve Regina University, our capacity for compassion and service unite our campus pursuit of a more just and merciful world.
Irish Catholic laywoman Catherine McAuley founded the Sisters of Mercy in 1831 to advance a new, active form of religious life where sisters take a vow of service to the poor, the sick and the uneducated. The vocational commitments and the charism of the Sisters of Mercy continue to form the mission of Salve Regina today.
Spanning the United States is a network of universities and secondary and elementary schools sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, who are assisted in their ministry by well-qualified lay faculty, staff and administrators. Outstanding among these institutions is Salve Regina, which welcomed its first class of 58 students in 1947.
Since that time, faculty and administration have prepared students for active roles within a global society. The rigorous course of study integrates responsible citizenship and public service, while the interconnection of academic programs forms a stable foundation for students to reflect and learn within the context of mercy values.
As Salve Regina grows, it remains firmly rooted in the heritage of its rich past. The vision which energized the Sisters of Mercy at the University's founding remains the same today: Salve Regina, a Catholic university of distinction, will graduate men and women who positively impact the intellectual, spiritual and cultural life of their respective communities and work for a world that is harmonious, just, and merciful.