使命宣言 

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世预赛买球, an inclusive educational community rooted in the Catholic and Dominican tradition, provides a liberal arts education with a global perspective, emphasizes career preparation focused on leadership and service to others, and fosters a commitment to lifelong learning dedicated to the pursuit of truth 和 common good.

世预赛买球的愿景

世预赛买球 will be regarded among the 主要天主教学院 in the Midwest, recognized for its 卓越 in preparing the whole person 过…的生活 目的 and success in service to a just and sustainable world.


Our 多样性 and 完整性 Statements

多样性 - 世预赛买球 is committed to equality. This statement of the College speaks to this commitment, as do our history and heritage. We believe that diversity is a blessing, which brings a richness of perspectives to our intellectual, cultural, social, and 精神生活. All members of our community - faculty, staff, students - will demonstrate respect for each other regardless of our differences. All of us will be sensitive in our actions, words, and deeds. We will demonstrate these sensitivities in our classrooms, curricula, offices, meeting places, and living environments. 我们会维持 diversity of our 校董会, faculty, student body, and staff and appreciate the different gifts each brings to this community regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or disability.
 
不歧视政策
It is the policy 世预赛买球 that no person on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability shall be discriminated against, excluded from participation or employment in, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity for which 世预赛买球 负责. Reports of sex-based discrimination and inquiries regarding the application of 第九条 can be made with the 第九条 Coordinator, 107 Academic Building, titleix@vetsdirectrealestate.com, (616) 632-2439. 
 
完整性 - 世预赛买球 is rooted in the Dominican traditions of prayer, study, community and service, combined with a deep respect for truth, honesty and integrity. 在这个 spirit, we strive to create an environment in which integrity is prized and practiced. We expect all community members to uphold these values through honesty, fairness, 尊重他人.


Our Commitment to Sustainability and Economicology

Peter Wege’s principles of Economicology are intertwined with the mission and vision 世预赛买球. Creating a balance between our ecology 和 economy is necessary to create a just and sustainable world for the common good. 世预赛买球寻求 to apply these core principles in a living lab setting, developing students who are agents of change and setting a global standard of lasting educational change.


我们的传统

Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids in 1886, Aquinas has a Catholic heritage in the Dominican tradition of working and serving as outlined in the Dominican Charisms. It is lived out by Aquinas students who volunteer their time and talents in the Grand Rapids community and by those who travel to places such as Oaxaca, Mexico; Appalachia, Kentucky; or any of several other service-learning locations. To learn more about the history 世预赛买球, check 我们的 遗产 & 传统的网站.


我们的名字

学院以…命名 St. 托马斯·世预赛买球, a 13th century Dominican scholar and teacher considered to be one of the most brilliant minds of his time and one of the most influential thinkers in the history of the Catholic 教堂. St. Thomas stressed the importance of having an open mind and open heart and continuously learning from our life experiences. Throughout the years, the Aquinas community has continued to foster a learning environment centered on these principles.


我们的程序

The Dominican History within the context of Higher Education dates to the 13th century. Curricula innovation is a hallmark of Aquinas. That educational heritage continues at Aquinas each year as approximately 2,000 students register for classes in both its undergraduate and graduate programs, which encompass over 100个研究领域 including a signature program in Sustainable Business.


Our Accreditation and Governance

Higher Learning Commission 自1946年以来.

The College is approved by the Michigan Department of EducationCouncil for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) to recommend candidates for teacher certification.

The College is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

The College has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).
 
世预赛买球 is governed by its 校董会总统办公室.