Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Regis University

About Regis University

Regis University, founded in 1877 in Las Vegas, New Mexico, moved to Colorado in 1884. Its original Colorado home was in Morrison, but when John Brisbane Walker, an entrepreneur developer, offered the Jesuits a plot of land in 1887, the permanent home was established. Main Hall, which was completed in 1887, was the only building on campus until 1911, when expansion began.

In 1996, Betty Williams of Northern Ireland became the first Nobel Peace Prize winner to speak on campus. Since that time, 12 other Nobel Laureates have spoken at Regis University. The most recent Nobel Peace Laureate on campus was David Trimble, who helped negotiate peace in Northern Ireland, spoke in October 2006. Lech Walesa, leader of the Solidarity Movement in Poland, spoke in March 2006.

The motto “Men and Women in Service of Others” on the University seal describes the purpose of Jesuit education: to form men and women who use their knowledge in the unselfish service of others. It also expresses the desire of Regis’ faculty and staff to be of service to students and the community.

Regis College offers a full range of programs in liberal arts, sciences, business, and education. You may choose from 28 structured areas of study, or design your own program through the interdisciplinary and flexible major plans. Regis draws more than 52 percent of its 1,400 students from outside the state of Colorado. More than 43 states and numerous foreign countries are represented in the student body. Sixty percent of the student body lives on campus in our three Residence Halls. The College sponsors 12 NCAA Division II Sports. Regis College serves students in a traditional college setting operating on a semester-based system with the majority of the classes scheduled during the day. Regis also offers courses during our Summer Session.

Regis University Mission

Regis University educates men and women of all ages to take leadership roles and to make a positive impact in a changing society. Standing within the Catholic and United States traditions, they are inspired by the particular Jesuit vision of Ignatius Loyola. This vision challenges them to attain the inner freedom to make intelligent choices. They seek to provide value-centered undergraduate and graduate education, as well as to strengthen commitment to community service. They nurture the life of the mind and the pursuit of truth within an environment conducive to effective teaching, learning and personal development.

Consistent with Judeo-Christian principles, Regis University applies knowledge to human needs and seek to preserve the best of the human heritage. They encourage the continual search for truth, values and a just existence. Throughout this process, they examine and attempt to answer the question: "How ought we to live?"

As a consequence of Ignatius Loyola's vision, particularly as reflected in his Spiritual Exercises, Regis University encourages all members of the Regis community to learn proficiently, think logically and critically, identify and choose personal standards of values, and be socially responsible. They further encourage the development of the skills and leadership abilities necessary for distinguished professional work and contributions to the improvement and transformation of society.

Regis University Quick Facts

Highest Rankings: Ranked as one of the Best Universities for 12 consecutive years by U.S. News and World Report

Jesuit Education: 130-year tradition of academic rigor, intellectual exchange, and faculty commitment to each student's personal development

Regis University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

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