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Compassionate Colleges and Universities

Spalding University (Louisville, KY, USA)*

Service to the community is a rich part of our heritage which continues today through the endeavors of our students, faculty, staff and alumni, who graciously give of their time and talents to a number of organizations, locally and abroad.

Our designation as a compassionate university means that we are not only being recognized for our history of compassion through service, but for our pledge to work diligently to expand our capacity for compassion as individuals and as a community of learning—both in the classroom and out in the world.

As part of the compassionate university movement, we are working to change the way human beings view our world. At Spalding we teach our students that philanthropy is embracing advanced global citizenship.

Spalding University represents a legacy of education established in 1814 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Today, Spalding University remains committed to providing curricula and programs that address evolving needs and to contributing knowledge and understanding derived from teaching, scholarship, service and creative activity.


Here are a few examples of our long-standing tradition of excellence:

With a reputation spanning nealry 200 years, Spalding University is a co-educational, independent, fully accredited doctoral level institution open to all qualified students regardless of race, religion, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability.

In the 2011-2012 academic year, our students gave their time and talent to well over two hundred institutions and organizations through internships, practicums, work study, and service learning, totaling 1.16 million hours.


Location: Louisville, KY, USA

Website: Spalding University



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