A Values-Based Education

Our students learn Jesuit and Mercy values.

Brother’s health concerns lead ReBUILD student to research path

student showing research“When I was little, I always wanted to do research into hydrocephalus,” Mims said. “My brother has had a shunt all his life, and you have to be cautious about certain things like sports. Doctors told him not to go in planes because of the pressure changes. Since my brother’s been in college, he has had more than 12 operations and shunt revisions. Our mom has hydrocephalus. We’ve been affected deeply.

hand device to hold pot steadyDetroit Mercy capstone project gives students the chance to change lives

University of Detroit Mercy students saw the culmination of two semesters of work — not to mention four years of learning — when they presented life-changing capstone projects to veterans at Detroit's John D. Dingell VA Medical Center.


Our alumni live them.

Get to Know: Ed Martell ’14, ’18, a second chance leads to a new life

Ed Martell smiling
Edward Martell was back in Wayne County Circuit Judge Bruce Morrow’s courtroom. The same courtroom where his life changed in 2005, when he was facing up to 20 years in prison for drug charges. But this time, Martell was experiencing a whole new range of ...

Meet the Carmodys: A family on a mission

Chris and Karen Carmody
Detroit Mercy’s alumni magazine Spiritus will soon hit your mailboxes. Here is a preview of what’s inside the Spring 2021 issue. About eight years ago, the Carmody family was living the dream. University of Detroit Mercy alumni Chris Carmody ’97 and Karen Carmody ’98 both ...

Class of 2021: Right where he belonged

Dalonzo Curges
We are sharing the stories of several of University of Detroit Mercy’s newest alumni to mark the graduation of the Class of 2021.  Dalonzo Curges knew he belonged at University of Detroit Mercy from the moment he stepped foot on the McNichols Campus. “I loved ...

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Service and Immersion

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Titan Equity Nourish Network (TENN)

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Service Learning

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The Institute for Leadership and Service