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  • Ethics and Values

    Saint Vincent College is an educational community rooted in the tradition of the Catholic faith, the heritage of Benedictine monasticism, and the love of values inherent in the liberal approach to life and learning. The core Benedictine values of love, prayer, stability, conversation, obedience, discipline, humility, stewardship, hospitality and community find a home in Saint Vincent College and accentuate its educational mission. These hallmarks shape a pattern of life for the campus community and are embodied as students communicate, pray, discover, and learn in the light of spiritual development. Valuing reason, creativity, and faith as critical parts of the learning process, students and faculty strive to reflect the motto of the college: veri justique scientia vindex (knowledge vindicates truth and justice). Saint Vincent College offers an education that not only prepares students to make a living, but how to live. This philosophy of education combines the basics necessary for professional success with the creative, life-affirming values of the Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts tradition.