GMercyU students provide support to people in the Domincan Republic
Discover your next mission
Serve communities locally and abroad
Share in the mercy tradition of service
Make a difference
Live a life of deep meaning

Mercy & Tradition

A Mercy education—and all of the experiences that come along with it—will shape you intellectually, socially and spiritually.  

Our founding organization, the Sisters of Mercy, recognizes that higher education is integral to the mission of the Catholic Church, and that service provides an ongoing opportunity for reflection about the world and our place in it. 

At GMercyU, you will find the tradition of service incorporated into everything we do, from classes to clubs to Alternative Spring Break trips and beyond. 


Mercy colleges and universities in the U.S.


Year that the House of Mercy was founded by Catherine McAuley to educate young women and girls


Hours of service by GMercyU students in 2014-15

Mercy in Action


Alternative spring break trips
Every year, students dedicate their spring break to service in communities across the country.

Photo from trip

Serving across the U.S.
In 2015, students traveled to Arizona, Savannah, New Orleans, Cincinnati and Vermont.
Want to experience the Mercy tradition?

Make a difference at GMercyU

Learn more about our mission to create a learning community rooted in Mercy values and the liberal arts. 

Spend a year after graduation in service of poor and marginalized people in the U.S. or South America. Apply to serve in the Mercy Volunteer Corps.

Each September, we share and reflect on what Mercy means to us through a full week of events, speakers and activities. 

Young Mercy Leaders trek to Dublin, Ireland for a three-day event exploring Mercy themes—and Irish sites and scenery.