As an expression of the teaching of Jesus Christ, the mission of the University of Providence is to provide students with the opportunity to obtain a liberal education for living and for making a living.
UP, as a faith-based Roman Catholic university, believes in the biblical principle “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12 NABRE)
The university was founded through the collaborative efforts of the Sisters of Providence, the Ursuline Sisters, the Catholic Bishop of Great Falls and the civic community, all of whom recognized the need for higher education. Its educational mission, in conjunction with the Sisters of Providence, continues to be the shared endeavor of dedicated people.
The faculty and staff of the university join with students in a cooperative and enthusiastic search for truth, so that students may develop:
UP aligns itself with the values and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. We are committed to sharing the teachings of God to our students and to those in our community.
Our faculty serves with several core principles that are at the heart of every decision. Some of those include social and economic justice, human dignity, and peace. The Sisters of Providence, who co-founded our school in 1932 with Bishop Edwin V. O’Hara, inform our values, philosophy and beliefs. Our faculty and staff are committed to serving those in need through acts of service and parlay the moral and ethical standards established in the holy gospels.
We also believe that God’s creation is good, and we believe grace is necessary in the pursuit of happiness. Our Campus Ministry also plays a big part in sharing God’s word to those on campus and in the community.