A Values-Based Education

Our students learn Jesuit and Mercy values

ReBUILD scholar’s research honors late uncle’s memory

Drinking and driving kills 28 people a day in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). One Detroit Mercy student is working to change that.

hand device to hold pot steadyDetroit Mercy capstone project gives students the chance to change lives

University of Detroit Mercy students saw the culmination of two semesters of work — not to mention four years of learning — when they presented life-changing capstone projects to veterans at Detroit's John D. Dingell VA Medical Center.


A graphic featuring Kara Wolfbauer. Text reads, Kara Wolfbauer, Class of 2023, Valedictorian, Communication Studies and Psychology, Softball Student-Athlete, Captain. A quote reads, What I love genuinely about Detroit Mercy is that people come here from so many different religions. ... To me the Jesuit and Mercy values are about being a servant and being there for other people. ... That's what I love. A small graphic graduation cap with a Detroit Mercy logo and 2023 is featured in the corner.
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Service and Immersion

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Titan Equity Nourish Network (TENN)

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Service Learning

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The Institute for Leadership and Service

Our alumni live these values

Get to Know: Shakesha Alexander ’19, helping animals help others
Children and adults with a dog during a recent open house.Animals have played an important role in shaping the life and work of Shakesha Alexander ’19.   The Detroit Mercy Social Work alumna remembers playing with cows and horses during childhood summers on her family’s Mississippi farms and growing up alongside household dogs.  Those moments sparked a love for animals, which …

Get to know: Paul Manuszak ’22, following the call of mission work
Paul Manuszak plays lacrossePaul Manuszak ’22 has long been connected to the Jesuits. His father, Joe, works for the Colombiere Retreat and Conference Center, which is run by the Jesuits, in Clarkston, Mich. It’s also part of the reason he chose to attend University of Detroit Mercy. And now it’s a big reason …