任务 and 天主教 Identity

"Carroll College is meant to be a beacon to the Church in the Northwest." — Saint John Paul II

Cultivating Knowledge and Virtue

At the laying of the cornerstone of what he then called "Capitol Hill College," Bishop John Carroll declared, "Knowledge and virtue are the armor with which Capitol Hill College shall strive to equip its 学生." With these words Bishop Carroll dedicated the site where St. Charles Hall would soon stand: the centerpiece of the college he visioned and built and that would one day bear his name.

From its inception Carroll College has aspired to produce 学生 with "strong minds, 伟大的心, 真正的信仰, and ready hands" (Carroll College 1930 yearbook). For over one hundred years, it has challenged its 学生 to undertake rigorous academic studies informed by the 天主教 faith and in service to the local community and beyond.

校友 Reflections on their Carroll College Experiences

Photo of Saint John Paul II with quote

My time at Carroll provided the seeds for creating a life that would be built on sound Christian principles and a desire to make the most of whatever I did.  It was a rich experience that continued to unfold each day.

This college has made a huge impact on my faith.

Carroll prepared me for a fantastic journey in life.  It taught me a hard work ethic, strong 天主教 principles, and a giving attitude.

This is where my faith actually grew!

Carroll inculcated a social conscience and inspired me to pursue a life of service to God, our beloved environment, and our fellow human beings, especially those in need.

I became more alive in my faith in the environment that Carroll offers.

Past Presidents Reflect on their Carroll College Experiences

"I know that God lives on Carroll’s campus, but maybe it’s more tangible here. Without knowing it, without saying it, without speaking about it, 学生, faculty and staff are just more aware of that reality. And that’s a great gift.” - Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen (Carroll president, 1957-62)

"But suppose that we were to make Carroll profoundly better than ever, with the love that Christ told us to show? We could set as a goal really to try every day to be kind, 是友好的, to be helpful—to be such a place and to be such persons that the world can speak of us as the world spoke of Christ’s early followers: Behold those Carroll people; see how they love one another." - Dr. 弗朗西斯·J. Kerins (Carroll president, 1974-89)