OUR MISSION, VISION & VALUES
St. Thomas Aquinas College seeks to challenge, guide, and energize each student to realize and create their own path to success and commit themselves to making a profound difference in the world.
St. Thomas Aquinas College endeavors to be a vibrant, inclusive learning community that is the top choice for students who seek a leading-edge, transformative education rooted in the liberal arts and designed to prepare them for career success in a changing world.
Rooted in a tradition of study, reflection, and service, and faithful to our founders, the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, St. Thomas Aquinas College believes that education has the power to liberate and transform. We are committed to:
Access and transformation.Financial needs will never be a barrier to St. Thomas Aquinas College students receiving a quality education. We are committed to providing all access to all students, especially those from diverse learning backgrounds and those who face social and economic inequities, such as first-generation students and students of color.
In addition to financial support, we offer a low student-to-faculty ratio that empowers all students to succeed. Our highly-credentialed faculty members prioritize mentorship and deliver a transformative curriculum with a personalized approach. The outstanding internships, community service opportunities, research projects, clubs, and championship athletics available at St. Thomas Aquinas help students to discover their path for a lifetime.
A diverse, responsive education. Our commitment to academic excellence cultivates a responsive learning community that listens to our diverse and ever-changing student body. Our courses, faculty members, services, and students reflect how highly we value diverse experiences, voices, and opportunities. We encourage rich inquiry and intellectual risk-taking, guiding our students and our campus community into a culture of compassionate citizenship that equips each individual for meaningful engagement with local and global conversations.
Learning for a lifetime. Once a Spartan, always a Spartan. At St. Thomas Aquinas, graduation day is not the end. Instead, we support students and alumni throughout their academic, personal, and professional pursuits throughout their lives. Alumni may return to us for graduate school, participate in forums and panels on campus, collaborate with professors on research, or mentor the next generation of Spartans. We are committed to maintaining our relationships with alumni and empowering them with market-responsive opportunities that continually equip them to succeed.
Education for the whole self. We are dedicated to the success of our students in their education, careers, and lives overall. Through personalized study, experiential learning, and individualized advisement and mentorship, St. Thomas Aquinas College supports each student in discovering their path. Our expert faculty are committed to helping students imagine the possibilities for their futures, and to guiding and supporting them as they work to achieve their dreams.