The Marianists, the Catholic religious order that founded and sponsors Chaminade University, provides five characteristics to help guide a path of vocational development toward maturity and a life embodied in the pursuit of the common good. The five values embody a call to imagine a life of fulfillment and purpose borne of a commitment to serve others.
While each characteristic should be contemplated and considered on its own merits, there is benefit in the pursuit of all values initially in college and then throughout the span of one’s life and career. These values are: Educate for the formation in faith; Provide an integral quality education; Educate in the family spirit; Educate for service, justice, peace and the integrity of creation; Educate for adaptation and change. They have universal applicability for many aspects of life and are part of the fabric, activity, and culture of Chaminade.
To incorporate the Marianist values into the Chaminade collegiate experience, the following steps to promote self-discovery and purpose for students have been developed.
- Discern Your Gifts/Value – Discover Your Unique Abilities
- Clarify Your Motivation – Know What Fuels Your Drive & Desires
- Mobilize Your Beliefs – Integrate the Key Elements of Your Values
- Target Your Impact – Know the Area(s) You Want to Influence
- Set Your Goals – Create Concrete Steps to Accomplish Your Plans
Developing the whole person during college offers a time to grow, stretch, and develop into the best version of you.