If your foundation is cracked, whatever you build is destined to fall. If it is solid, you can build to celestial heights. At Marygrove, we want to build the leaders of tomorrow. In order to do that, we must ensure our own foundation is pure. The following hallmarks are our promise to you and to the grand tradition that is Marygrove College.
At Marygrove, students prepare for contemporary careers and, through liberal arts studies, develop skills of critical thinking, communication, and ethical decision-making skills necessary for career effectiveness and flexibility.
As an intentionally small college, Marygrove places a high priority on the development of leadership skills through curricular and extra-curricular experiences including student government, performing arts, peer tutoring, mentoring programs, community service, and college-wide committee work.
Marygrove faculty members offer excellent instruction, careful attention to individual student needs, and thorough academic advising.
Faculty is available for student consultation after class, during scheduled office hours, and by appointment. There are many opportunities for cross-disciplinary learning experiences. Faculty and students often collaborate on college projects and committees.
Many have called Marygrove one of Detroit’s most beautiful locations. All agree that it is the city’s most beautiful campus, creating a perfect atmosphere for learning with its peaceful wooded lawns and Tudor Gothic buildings.
Marygrove places a high value on its diverse student body — women and men of all ages with various cultural‚ ethnic and political backgrounds. Serious attempts are made to recruit faculty and staff who will serve as excellent role models for students.
The College’s deep commitment to Christian values is rooted in the mission and values of its founders, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This commitment underscores every aspect of college life. The faculty, staff and students share the goal of creating a just and caring learning community. They view their college as a kind of prototype of the world we all hope for and work toward.
Students and faculty are engaged in a variety of campus-initiated projects, coalitions, and local and national organizations committed toward various ends consonant with the IHM Sisters’ and Marygrove College’s goals of eliminating the social causes of injustice.
The College actively participates in the civic, cultural and community life of Detroit and encourages students to do likewise. Its division of Continuing Education opens Marygrove’s doors to thousands of Detroiters each year.