A Values-Based Education

Our students learn Jesuit and Mercy values.

Brother’s health concerns lead ReBUILD student to research path

student showing research“When I was little, I always wanted to do research into hydrocephalus,” Mims said. “My brother has had a shunt all his life, and you have to be cautious about certain things like sports. Doctors told him not to go in planes because of the pressure changes. Since my brother’s been in college, he has had more than 12 operations and shunt revisions. Our mom has hydrocephalus. We’ve been affected deeply.

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.


Our alumni live them.

Get to know: Joseph Alvaro ’81, celebrating the lives of others

Joseph Alvaro understands that it’s not life’s challenges that define someone, it’s how that person responds to them. In a span of 14 months in 2009 and 2010, Alvaro lost Frances, his wife of 25 years, his daughter, his father, a brother-in-law and an uncle ...

Get to know: John ‘Cal’ Freeman, celebrating Detroit Mercy through poetry

Detroit Mercy is in John Freeman’s bones. His father, John Freeman, was a beloved English professor whose lectures examining connections between the lyrics of Tupac Shakur and themes in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet were popular with students and taught young John to think in creative ways. ...

Get to Know: David Tumpkin ’92, spreading the word of God to children

David Tumpkin fondly remembers his childhood performances, when he would play music by banging on pots and pans and entertain relatives with puppet shows from behind the family couch. From those early at-home productions, to high school marching band and choir, music has been a ...

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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