MISSION & VISION Founded By Franciscan Friars & Welcoming to All Faiths
Quincy University stands as a Catholic, independent, liberal arts institution of higher learning in the Franciscan tradition. Inspired by the spirits of St. Francis and Clare of Assisi, we respect each person as a sister or brother with dignity, value, and worth. We work for justice, peace, and the integrity of creation. We prepare men and women for leadership and for the transformation of the world by educating them to seek knowledge that leads to wisdom.
We welcome and invite all to share our spirit and life.
QU will ignite each individual’s passion to impact positive change in the world. Distinguished by its focus on service and servant leadership, QU will be nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence in the Franciscan liberal arts tradition. It will be accessible to all students through flexible course delivery, flexible curriculum options and degree completion opportunities, equipping career-ready graduates for immediate lifetime service and success.
Our Franciscan Values
Diversity Servant – Leadership Service Pursuit of Knowledge
Justice and Peace Inclusiveness Accountability
Quincy University lives in the spirit of Francis of Assisi. St. Francis embraced the whole world in community and we embrace all seekers of truth by:
Developing our faculty to flourish as educators, mentors, and scholars
Providing a liberal arts education that leads to fulfilling careers
Integrating technology to promote a culture of innovation
Enhancing our students with professional experiences that foster growth
Preparing ethical leaders for an interdependent world