Campus Ministry & Spiritual Life
As a Catholic University, DeSales fosters a vibrant spiritual life on campus based on Salesian virtues. The spiritual atmosphere here is welcoming and joyful.
In day-to-day campus life, DeSales University incorporates the Association for Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities' document called Principles of Good Practice for Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities into our student life best practices. A companion piece unique to DeSales University— Applying the Principles—is used as a framework for the student affairs team to recruit and educate new university professionals.
What if I’m not Catholic?
DeSales University is firmly and publicly committed to the principles of Roman Catholic doctrine and morality. Yet, we also recognize that the search for truth requires an atmosphere of intellectual freedom and that love demands an openness to all that is good.
DeSales carefully distinguishes between the free pursuit of truth—which it guarantees every member of the campus community—and its own commitment to the teachings of the Catholic Church.