Rockhurst University Learning Themes

Through our mission of learning, leadership, and service in the Jesuit tradition, Rockhurst University cultivates a learning and living environment that encourages cura personalis, care and development of the whole person, through reflection and discernment. Within that environment, Rockhurst creates an integrative experience for students to develop skills, competencies, and values in these seven areas:
  • Leadership: The commitment to develop the gifts and talents of self and others to make a positive difference in the world.
  • Communication: The ability to communicate effectively in a variety of contexts and with awareness of purpose and audience.
  • International and Cultural Understanding: The appreciation of cultural differences and commonalities, and the ability to interact with sensitivity and alertness as citizens of the world.
  • Critical and Creative Thinking: The ability to search for knowledge, investigate questions, and apply information in a systematic, discerning, and innovative manner.
  • Ethics and Social Justice: The commitment to create a more just world and to live with integrity, humility, tolerance, and empathy.
  • Academic Knowledge: The capacity to assimilate and apply a broad range of skills, knowledge, and abilities to a chosen field of study.
  • Self Formation: The discovery and cultivation of spiritual, physical, social, and emotional well-being.