Neumann University identifies itself as a Catholic University in the Franciscan tradition and takes seriously a commitment to what it calls “the Franciscan point of difference.” In August 1998, the college established the Neumann Institute for Franciscan Studies (NIFS) to advance the Catholic and Franciscan intellectual tradition. The Institute, in collaboration with the Vice President for Mission, offers a variety of activities and resources to help the University community understand, own, and integrate the Catholic and Franciscan mission.

Each year, the University emphasizes one of the RISES values (Reverence, Integrity, Service, Excellence, and Stewardship). During the 2019-2020 year, the focus is on the value of Reverence. Click below for the calendar, programs and Institute News.