Franciscan University of Steubenville


Franciscan University of Steubenville

Mission Statement

Franciscan University of Steubenville educates, evangelizes, and sends forth joyful disciples empowered by the Holy Spirit.

We form men and women to serve God and one another so they can be a transforming Christian presence in the world.

Franciscan University trains students as professionals through rigorous courses built on the Catholic intellectual tradition. Together with expert faculty as mentors, they explore new ideas and participate in cutting-edge research across more than 100 graduate and undergraduate programs. The intellectual formation and hands-on experiences they receive here prepare them to excel in medical school, graduate school, and meaningful careers in almost any field.

At Franciscan’s core is our commitment to dynamic orthodoxy. We engage our students’ hearts and souls along with their minds to help them discover their God-given dignity and purpose. They grow in their love for Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church, encountering both Christ and his Bride in liturgy and sacrament.

Our work of proclaiming the Gospel extends far beyond our hilltop campus in Ohio. Through outreach and evangelization, we empower people across the country and throughout the world to deepen their relationships with Jesus Christ and to live as his disciples. 

Why Donate to Franciscan University of Steubenville?

In the 13th century, St. Francis of Assisi responded to God’s call to “Rebuild my Church.”

Today, Franciscan University of Steubenville continues to answer that call.

Like St. Francis, we know this commission means envisioning a Church and world renewed: Catholics so well formed intellectually and spiritually that they live as powerful witnesses of the Gospel across every career and vocation; parishes with full pews and even fuller hearts; and problems met with civil discussion, scholarship, and research that work toward the common good.

Such renewal seems impossible today as we survey the cultural ruins resulting from decades of building on the sands of relativism instead of on Jesus Christ, our Cornerstone. Every precious truth—from the nature of marriage and family to religious liberty to the very sacredness of human life—has been called into question, with devastating consequences for us all.

But we know these moral defects can be healed and restored by what St. John Paul II called “a new generation of builders.” Young men and young women, moved by genuine love, can “learn to build, brick by brick, the city of God within the city of man.”

At Franciscan University, we have been educating and forming generations of builders for the last 75 years. So many of our alumni are joyfully carrying out the difficult yet uplifting task of working with God in building the “civilization of love.” Yet, God’s call to “rebuild my Church” has taken on a deeper urgency in these days.

In faith and humility—and with your generous support—we will respond to the Holy Spirit’s promptings to do more. 

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