Our students do well and do good at the same time; they are empowered to make a positive difference personally and in the lives of others. It’s part of our values-based learning philosophy that is engrained in our heritage. Through community involvement and service, students learn about life and how to live it. They are prepared to address social and civic issues and serve as catalysts for change where they live and work.
Alvernia students are prepared for purpose-filled lives and professional success through their classes and real world learning experiences, exposure to our values-based learning philosophy and participation in community service projects. Our rigorous academic programs will give you a mind for success in the real world while our Franciscan values and commitment to service will give you a heart for making a difference in the lives of others.
Our “learn by doing” philosophy blends professional skills development with opportunities for community service that help students discover -- and pursue -- their passion while providing meaningful opportunities to make a positive difference in the lives of others. For many, the Alvernia experience is a transformative one that challenges them to shape the world and transform it as working professionals, concerned citizens and caring community members.