We are delighted you are pursuing a Saint Leo University degree. Your decision to improve your life, your base of knowledge, your values, and your skills is one of the most significant decisions in your life. Our catalog details the curriculum and academic policies and procedures developed over many years to ensure that our degree programs meet the standards of quality, integrity, fairness, and completeness that assure you a university degree that meets the highest standards of academic excellence.
However, Saint Leo University is not just about policies and procedures. While these are necessary, our University is, most of all, about people with a mission to educate and prepare other people to make a good living and a better life for themselves and their communities. Benedictine monks and nuns founded Saint Leo University. We emphasize today the core Benedictine values of community, respect for all, and responsible stewardship, along with the values of excellence, personal development, and integrity. We work hard in all of our many locations to fulfill our mission and establish environments that manifest these values.
Saint Leo University is a larger and more complicated University than people generally realize. Our enrollment ranks us among the five largest Catholic institutions in the United States. We ranked fourth in the nation for the number of African Americans graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business, management, or marketing. We serve more than 16,000 students in California, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi, Texas, and Virginia, and around the world through our 17 centers and our online degree programs. We do so with the same commitment to our Catholicism, to the liberal arts and sciences as the basis of all learning, to student learning and development, and to our values. Saint Leo University puts students first in all of its considerations and promises a commitment to quality in all of its programs. Our aim is to make you a more compassionate, concerned, committed, competent, and confident human being.
Our catalog also details many of the opportunities available to students within and outside the classroom. Please review them carefully with your faculty or academic advisors, who are critical components of our student-first practices.
Welcome to Saint Leo University. We are glad you are here.
Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.
President, Saint Leo University