Mercy in Action
Mercy is our middle name. Making a difference in our communities is what we do.
Gwynedd Mercy University was founded in 1948 by the Sisters of Mercy. For nearly 200 years, the Sisters of Mercy have been serving the most vulnerable among us, finding ways to heal the sick, administer to the poor, and educate the next generation of servant-leaders.
GMercyU carries forth their mission by preparing students for successful careers and lives filled with meaning and purpose. Our tradition of service touches everything we do, from classes to clubs to Alternative Spring Break trips and beyond.
A Few Things to Know About Us
Integrity, Respect, Service, and Social Justice are the Core Values that inform the GMercyU experience, with a special focus on the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy: Earth, Immigration, Anti-Racism, Non-Violence, Women.
Alternative Spring Break trips enable students to dedicate their spring break to serving communities in need across the country.
Mission trips, our Dublin pilgrimage, and serving with our Mercy Center are other great ways to make a difference as a GMercyU Griffin.
In and out of the classroom, our students learn to become ethical leaders in their future careers.
Now, see how Mercy makes the difference in the careers of these alumni nurses and teachers.
Mercy in Action
How we put our commitment to service and our Core Values into practice throughout the year
Our alumni have lived out our mission on the frontlines of the pandemic.
The Mercy Center for Service, Spirituality, & Justice
A resource and a caring community, open to all students
The community feel and the Critical Concerns of Mercy have brought really great people to GMercyU, and that’s enabled me to make bonds I’ll probably have for the rest of my life.
—Giavanna DeMarco ’20, Psychology
A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just.