Quiroga College seeks to develop a community of individuals who value diversity in ethnicity, race, culture, and religion. As a Catholic institution, the curriculum and educational values and mission of the College are rooted in the religious tenets of the Catholic faith.
Students are not required to adhere to a particular faith or religious belief system. However, all students must be willing to respect the values, goals and philosophy of the institution.
We think coexistence of people with different origins, beliefs, and cultures creates an opportunity for growth and development of the College’s community and fosters dialogue on important issues of faith, reason, science, and culture in the teaching and learning environment.
Quiroga is committed to addressing issues of cultural diversity through the inclusion of foreign language, history and arts in the programs. To foster multiculturalism, courses dedicated to bilingualism in the programs will be offered.
The College intends to develop culturally interactive student experiences. These experiences will be designed to encourage and support the integration of different races, cultures and creeds. Quiroga anticipates exponential student growth in understanding and tolerance of multicultural environments as a result of this programming.
In compliance with the Ex Corde Ecclesiae Implementation Document Draft (1998), at Quiroga College we affirm the following:
“With due regard for the principles of religious liberty and freedom of conscience, students should have the opportunity to be educated in the Church's moral and religious principles and social teachings and to participate the life of faith.
- Catholic students have a right to receive from a university instruction in authentic Catholic doctrine and practice, especially from those who teach the theological disciplines. They also have a right to be provided with opportunities to practice the faith through participation in Mass, the sacraments, religious devotions and other authentic forms of Catholic spirituality.
- Courses in Catholic doctrine and practice should be made available to all students.
- Catholic teaching should have a place, appropriate to the subject matter, in the various disciplines taught in the university. Students should be provided with adequate instruction on professional ethics and moral issues related to their profession.
- In accordance with the Church's teaching on the family, the university should relate to its students within the context of their individual situations, developing programs to foster and support family life.”