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Official policies of St. Mary's University

Hiring for Mission

Approver(s):

Board of Trustees

Authorizes release:

Chief of Staff for the President

Responsible office:

Office of the President

Review cycle:

Annually or as required

Adopted:

April 2016

Last update:

October 2016

Next review:

June 2017

Related policies and additional references:

Equal Opportunity, Non-discrimination, Sexual and Other Forms of Harassment; Personnel Manual; Faculty Handbook


St. Mary’s Bylaws

Article 2.3 Hiring for Mission Statement

Responsive to the Catholic identity of St. Mary’s University and to its sponsorship by the Society of Mary, the following hiring policies are honored:

  • To further its objectives, the University shall recruit and appoint qualified faculty and staff who, whether Catholic or not, are committed to actively supporting the mission of the University.
  • To further its objectives, the University shall give special consideration to recruiting and appointing qualified faculty members of the Society of Mary, the Daughters of Mary Immaculate, and lay Marianists to positions at the University.
  • To further its objectives, the University shall give special consideration to recruiting and appointing qualified active members of the Roman Catholic faith to positions at the University.

Manifest competence for a position is a requisite in all the above situations. No one is hired for the “Marianist” or “Catholic” reason alone. Any Catholic and Marianist candidates who are hired under the above hiring policies must clearly be qualified for the positions, and are subject to all of the performance reviews within the University.

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