Diversity is our strength. Inspired by our Catholic Benedictine tradition, which promotes the transcendent dignity of the human person, we commit ourselves to fostering an inclusive and global learning environment in which all members of our community can thrive and succeed. We welcome the similarities and differences that comprise our students, faculty, and staff; we open ourselves to the profound change that different cultures, traditions, and beliefs can have on our practice of community; and we educate students to transform our world for peace and justice.

The power of diversity

Diversity cultivates community

Recognizing and embracing our diversity is essential for creating an inclusive campus community in which all members of our community can flourish and succeed. Saint Martin’s seeks to create a sense of belonging and empowerment among all students, staff, and faculty. Inclusion truly exists when historically excluded persons see themselves as valued members of the community, who can shape and redefine the campus culture in significant and meaningful ways.

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Diversity inspires learning

As an academic learning community, Saint Martin’s embodies diversity and inclusion in and out of the classroom. We support curricular and co-curricular experiences that enable students to share across cultures and learn about diverse perspectives. Diverse educational experiences expand what students understand about themselves, others, and the world, equipping them with the necessary skills to engage the complexities of our multicultural and global society.

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Students at graduating ceremony

Diversity promotes peace and justice

While we recognize and value the differences in and among ourselves, we are all part of the human family.  Our interdependence and common humanity inspires us to live out our core theme of community.  Our charisma of community carries with it a responsibility to educate students for justice and peace, particularly for those who live on the margins of society—the oppressed, vulnerable, and disenfranchised.  Educating our students to strive for peace and justice leads them on a path to promote the common good.  

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At-a-glance

Undergraduate enrollment (approx.)1400
Graduate enrollment (approx.)300
Nationalities represented on campus19
Faiths represented on campus20+
  
First-year profile (entering 2015) 
Percentage of students who are Catholic39%
Percentage of students of color36%
Percentage of students who are first in their family to attend college41%
Percentage of students who have financial need84%
Percentage of students with need who receive financial support or aid100%