Walsh University Mission Statement

Walsh University is an independent, coeducational Catholic, liberal arts and sciences institution. Founded by the Brothers of Christian Instruction, Walsh University is dedicated to educating its students to become leaders in service to others through a values-based education with an international perspective in the Judeo-Christian tradition.

Walsh University believes in the desirability of a small university that promotes academic excellence, a diverse community and close student-teacher interactions. The University provides its students a higher education that fosters critical thinking, effective communication, spiritual growth, and personal, professional and cultural development. Walsh University encourages individuals to act in accordance with reason guided by the example and teachings of Jesus Christ.

- Walsh University Mission Statement, adopted 1999

Core Values

As an extension of the Walsh University’s mission, we commit ourselves to the following five core values which are the basis for all that we accomplish and a framework for helping our students discover their life purpose.

FAITH: We recognize that individual spiritual journeys and prayer are foundational in all of our efforts to fulfill the mission.

EXCELLENCE: We embrace the notion that our best efforts and selves are critical components to reaching our goals and ultimate purpose.

INTEGRITY: There is harmony and truth in our thoughts, words and deeds.

SERVICE: We selflessly place the needs and interests of others ahead of our own.

COMMUNITY: We share a passion for the mission of the University and the values espoused therein as we care for and support one another to achieve the common good.


In addition to numerous awards and recognition for Walsh University's academic excellence, Walsh is also proud to be recognized for our commitment to our Catholic mission. For several years running, Walsh has been recommended in the The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College, a publication of the Cardinal Newman Society that recommends universities and higher education programs for excellence in faithful Catholic education. Walsh has also been consistently named a Catholic College of Distinction for offering an environment conducive to spiritual growth while preparing students for the future. 

Walsh University Crest

Symbolism of the Walsh University Crest

  • Large W for Walsh University.
  • A cross, bracketed by the initials D and S, constitutes the traditional emblem of the Brothers of Christian Instruction.
  • The crest is a Roman lamp with a red Chi-Rho indicating that each graduate is called by Christ to be a light of the world.
  • The Motto "Sed Deus Dat Incrementum" is from 1 Corinthians 3:7. The full text reads "Therefore, neither he that plants is anything, nor he that waters; but God that gives the increase." This expresses the thought that, although the faculty give all they can to educate, they know that the flowering of their seed is from the Almighty God.


Office of Mission Implementation

The Office of Mission Implementation protects, promulgates, and promotes the mission of the Brothers of Christian Instruction and the Catholic Identity of the University. Collaborating with external constituencies, faculty, staff and students, The Office of Mission Implementation works to integrate and weave the University’s core Catholic values into the fabric of campus life, academics, programs, service initiatives, and University relations.