The College of New Rochelle, founded in 1904 by the Ursuline Order, is an independent College which is Catholic in origin and heritage. Its primary purpose is the intellectual development of persons through the maintenance of the highest standards of academic excellence and educational growth.

From this tradition the College derives its dedication to the education of women and men in the liberal arts and in professional studies. Building on its original commitment to women, the College also reaches out to those who have not previously had access to higher education; it places particular emphasis on the concept of life long learning.

The College is committed to a respect and concern for each individual. It seeks to challenge students to achieve the full development of their individual talents and a greater understanding of themselves. It encourages the examination of values through the creative and responsible use of reason. The College strives to articulate its academic tradition and religious heritage in ways that are consonant with the best contemporary understandings of both. It provides opportunities for spiritual growth in a context of freedom and ecumenism.

Finally, with justice as its guiding principle, the College tries to respond to the needs of society through its educational programs and service activities and through fostering the concept of education-for-service.

Approved by the Board of Trustees,
May 14, 1981
Reaffirmed by the Board of Trustees,
May 16, 1991
Reaffirmed by the Board of Trustees,
May 10, 2001

The College of New Rochelle is chartered by the Regents of the State of New York and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104).

The College of New Rochelle does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, or disability in the educational programs which it conducts or in its employment policies, practices and procedures. (However, the undergraduate School of Arts and Sciences, a traditional and continuous single-sex program, will continue to restrict admission to women, as permitted under Federal law.) The College of New Rochelle complies with all pertinent State and Federal regulations concerning affirmative action, non-discrimination, and equal employment opportunity.

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