What is Lasallian?

Lasallian Core Principles Respect for all Persons: We honor and respect the dignity of all individuals. Faith in the Presence of God: We believe in the living presence of God in our students, in our community, and in our world. Quality Education: We engage in quality education together as students, staff, and faculty by thinking critically and examining our world in light of faith. Concern for the Poor and Social Justice: We are in solidarity with the poor and advocate for those suffering from injustices. Inclusive Community: We celebrate diversity and welcome all members of our community.
Inspired by the educational and spiritual legacy of St. John Baptist de La Salle, the Mission and Ministry Center gives expression to and fosters the Lasallian Catholic heritage and mission at Saint Mary’s. Staff and student leaders contribute to the Lasallian Catholic identity in the context of a liberal arts education through the promotion and animation of the five Lasallian core principles: Faith in the Presence of God, Concern for the Poor and Social Justice, Quality Education, Inclusive Community, and Respect for All Persons.