Learning Communities

The LC program offers students a supportive environment for their academic programs, direct faculty connections and mentoring, early exposure to real-world opportunities, and alumni connections in their field of study.

Additionally, the LC program focuses on ensuring that students meet others with similar interests, form lasting friendships, create a sense of ownership for their community, forge connections across the campus, and participate in programs that develop skills and broaden experiences.

Academic Honors

Focus on achieving excellence in your college years through consistent engagement, especially with the Honors Program and Academic Center for Excellence. Connect with students seeking to develop themselves and include the support of others in their individual academic journey. Actively engage in intellectual conversations to gain additional knowledge to examine and advanced perspectives. Speak out on issues and take the lead in your own academic development. Learning Community is open to, but not limited to, students in honors courses and the MMU Honors Program.

Our focus: Exploration of Ideas, Inspiring Success.

Career Pathways

Network with other students, faculty/staff, alumni, and the business community in an effort to explore your potential career paths. Participate in career exploration assessments to learn more about your individual skills and strategize ways you could put those to work in future careers. Benefit from MMU Career Services guidance to maximize your ability to communicate superbly in interviews, and win others over with your poise and presence. Achieve your future focus through deliberate and well-ordered planning.

Our path: Maximize Your Future, Today.

Cultures and Society

Explore the relationships between peoples from your perspective and through the lens of others. Learn and reflect on human history, cultural traditions, societal developments, and what the future might hold. Realize your civic responsibility by taking action for causes you believe in. Develop your innate ability to communicate your viewpoints in productive ways and your ally skills to make sure all people’s voices are heard.

Our perspective: One People, Many Talents.

Mercy Engagement

Develop profound positive bonds with other students, while cultivating an appreciation of the inter-connectedness of life. Discover, examine, and reflect on what a life of gratitude, spirit of hospitality, pursuit of truth, and focus on social justice means for you. Utilize your beliefs and values to consistently implement what the Spirit of Mercy means to you in your daily life. Take charge, speak up, and make sure that the critical concerns of the world are addressed.

Our mantra: “Our Name is Mercy, Our Spirit is Compassion.” ~ Catherine McAuley

Mustang Character

Build strong life-long relationships with fellow Mustang Athletes. Reflect on the history of Mustang Athletics, explore what it means to be a Mustang, and lead the way in developing what it could be for future athletes. Connect your sport’s active lifestyle environment to the others facets of college life to get more accomplished. Engage with the larger campus community to effect change and positively promote Mustang sportsmanship.

Our values: Integrity, Respect, Sportsmanship, Responsibility, and Servant-Leadership.


Join a community focused on supporting you to achieve your healthy living goals. Connect and build relationships with other students, faculty/staff, and the Blue Zones Project members in Cedar Rapids developing their own holistic wellness. Learn new strategies for improving your own personal wellness for life. Utilize your healthy living knowledge and practices to improve the overall wellness of the Mount Mercy Community.

Our purpose: The Best Possible Version of You.