Our Vision: Notre Dame of Maryland will be recognized as a preeminent Catholic University for integrating innovative programs in the arts and sciences with professional programs, for inspiring students to lead and serve globally, and for promoting the advancement of women.

Strategic Plan 2015–2020

Promote our Catholic Identity

We will cultivate a vibrant, active faith community where our Catholic identity, the promise of the SSND charism, and a commitment to lifelong service shape the NDMU experience.

Advance Transformative Education

We will develop innovative degree programs, interdisciplinary centers of excellence, and distinctive leadership and experiential learning opportunities for students.

Enhance Student Engagement

We will provide a dynamic and diverse campus culture where students experience and are empowered by campus citizenship and opportunities for personal and professional success.

Ensure Institutional Effectiveness

We will build and strengthen our infrastructure to grow enrollment, increase donor support, and enhance institutional awareness.

Expand Community and Global Partnerships

We will leverage our location and mission to develop strategic partnerships that will expand opportunities for students and broaden our institutional reach.

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Mission Statement

Notre Dame of Maryland University educates leaders to transform the world.

Embracing the vision of the founders, the School Sisters of Notre Dame, the University promotes the advancement of women and provides a liberal arts education in the Catholic tradition.

Notre Dame challenges women and men to strive for intellectual and professional excellence, to build inclusive communities, to engage in service to others, and to promote social responsibility.