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Mission & Vision


Brescia University College is a Catholic university in the Ursuline tradition motivated by inclusion and access to academic excellence and women’s leadership. Brescia prepares graduates, informed by the enduring values of wisdom, justice, and compassion to be people of integrity making an impact in a changing world.


Brescia is the university college of choice for women motivated by academic excellence and the opportunity for service and leadership. Brescia graduates are women leaders, who contribute actively and positively to society.


  • We value women and their potential for leadership in society.
  • We value academic excellence, continuous innovation and principled decision-making.
  • We value effective, innovative approaches to education that encourage and support women’s learning and enable them to develop their voices, confidence and leadership skills.
  • We value creative, holistic education.
  • We value experiential, competency-based learning.
  • We value the celebration of the spiritual dimension of the human person.
  • We value the building of community in participative and collaborative ways.
  • We value the struggle to raise social awareness and to promote social change.
  • We value the physical environment that enhances the spiritual search for truth and beauty.
  • We value using resources wisely through accountability, transparency and stewardship.