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Mission & Vision Statement
(Revised and approved at the biennial meeting held in Rome on 10/2/2001.)
 
The International Council of Universities of St Thomas (ICUSTA) is an association of Catholic institutions of higher learning that faithfully adhere to the ideals and teachings of St Thomas Aquinas and are committed to:
 
-    Promoting a passion for truth and trust in reason and knowledge in the service of humanity;
 
-    Transmitting to faculty and students the "forma mentis" or Thomistic way of doing research, inquiry and learning;
 
-    Providing our faculty and students with a Christian vision of the human person, especially the ethical and religious dimensions;  and,
 
-    Furthering their institutional Catholic identity that cultivates the dialogue between faith and culture, and fosters service to the human community.
 
ICUSTA fosters international cooperation among its members through faculty and student exchanges and encourages other appropriate collaborative initiatives.
 
 
THE ICUSTA VISION STATEMENT
(Approved at the biennial meeting held in Rome, on 10/1/2001.)
 
Inspired by the life, works, and tradition of St. Thomas Aquinas,  ICUSTA is an international community of Catholic institutions of higher education committed to:  international diversity;  instilling a love of and a passion for truth; and supporting religious and moral principles that will enable our students and faculty to meet the global challenges of the 21st century.  Consequently, ICUSTA will dedicate its efforts to the pursuit of academic excellence, or reasoned discourse, or social responsibility, and of a life of faith.