Guiding Principles

The mission of Assumption College is clear. Assumption, rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, strives to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service.

Student Affairs staff support that mission throughout the residential and cocurricular aspects of student life on campus. We plan and implement programs around a core set of principles to help Assumption students achieve their full personal and academic potential.

The bell tower in front of the Chapel of the Holy Spirit has five bells that ring clearly across campus. Our five principles do the same. As a Catholic college, we are very clear about our identity. We are catholic in our approach, and believe that each student should be encouraged to explore and understand his or her personal faith tradition.

Principle 1 – Community

Assumption College seeks to foster friendships among students that help individuals grow, and become better family members, thoughtful citizens, participants in communities of faith, and stewards of the earth.

Principle 2 – Contemplation

Assumption College provides opportunities for students to open their minds, reflect thoughtfully on their experiences, and grow in the spirit of gratitude and generosity.

Principle 3 - Longing for God

Assumption College encourages the development of a more fully formed conscience that will enable our graduates to lead a virtuous life, recognizing that conscience formation and the pursuit of truth occur over the course of a lifetime.

Principle 4 - Vocation

Assumption College works with students to help them identify their personal vocations and make thoughtful life choices.

Principle 5 – Mission to Serve

Assumption College encourages students to take bold action that reflects a generous heart and compassion for others.