Dedicated to the pursuit of wisdom, of truth, and of virtue
The University of Dallas is dedicated to the pursuit of wisdom, of truth, and of virtue
as the proper and primary ends of education. The University seeks to educate its students
so they may develop the intellectual and moral virtues, prepare themselves for life
and work in a problematic and changing world, and become leaders able to act responsibly
for their own good and for the good of their family, community, country, and church.
The University understands human nature to be spiritual and physical, rational and
free. It is guided by principles of learning that acknowledge transcendent standards
of truth and excellence that are themselves the object of search in an education.
The University is especially dedicated to the pursuit of liberal education in both
its undergraduate and graduate programs. In its liberal arts programs the University
is committed to the recovery and renewal of the Western heritage of liberal education.
The University is equally committed to providing professional programs at the graduate
level. Its professional programs, in a common spirit with the University's liberal
arts programs, are dedicated to reflecting critically upon the ends governing one's
own profession, to fostering principled, moral judgment, and to providing the knowledge
and skills requisite for professional excellence. Whether professional or liberal,
the University is convinced of the priority of the ethical over the technical, of
the primacy of persons over things, of the superiority of the spirit over matter.
The University seeks to offer those graduate and undergraduate programs that will
address important needs of society, and that can be offered in a manner consistent
with the University's primary institutional commitments.
The University as a whole is shaped by the long tradition of Catholic learning and
acknowledges its commitment to the Catholic Church and its teaching. The University
is dedicated to the recovery of the Christian intellectual tradition, and to the renewal
of Catholic theology in fidelity to the Church and in constructive dialogue with the
modern world. It seeks to maintain the dialogue of faith and reason in its curriculum
and programs without violating the proper autonomy of each of the arts and sciences.
The University is open to faculty and students of all denominations, and it supports
their academic and religious freedom. It thus seeks to provide an academic and collegial
community which will help students acquire a mature understanding of their faith,
develop their spiritual lives, and prepare themselves for their calling as men and
women of faith in the world.
Academic excellence embodied in a rigorous Catholic education dedicated to a lifelong
pursuit of wisdom, truth and virtue.
Adopted by the University of Dallas Board of Trustees on May 29, 2020.
Our Core Values
The University of Dallas is committed to the study and development of the western
tradition of liberal education, and the Catholic intellectual tradition.
The University of Dallas understands human nature to be spiritual and physical, rational
and free. It is guided by principles of learning that acknowledge transcendent standards
of truth and excellence that are themselves objects of inquiry and research.
The University of Dallas is open to faculty and students of all faiths, and it supports
their academic and religious freedom without discrimination.
The University of Dallas seeks to maintain the dialogue of faith and reason, while
assuring the proper autonomy of each of the arts, sciences, and professions.
The University of Dallas promotes professional and graduate education that shares
a common spirit with the liberal arts: reflecting critically on the ends governing
the profession, fostering principled moral judgment, and providing the knowledge and
skills requisite for professional excellence.