Photo of Janis Luna '19 on a mission trip to Nicaragua

In the spirit of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph, Elms College embraces and celebrates all religious traditions. At the same time, our mission and core values are rooted in our Catholic identity which faculty, administrators, staff, and students are invited to explore and celebrate.

Solidly grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition, our many efforts to embody our Catholic identity are characterized by a rigorous defense of human rights and the inherent dignity of the person. At Elms College the life and ministry of Jesus inform all that we do to create an atmosphere that engages the entire college community in the moral and ethical challenges of today.

Through the celebration of Mass, enrichment opportunities, and social and co-curricular programs, Elms College fosters a campus culture whose attributes are introspection, respect, compassion, and service. Through our graduates, these attributes continue to transform our world.