Our Mission. Our Moment. This historic campaign will extend our reach, increase our influence and deepen our impact. As the University closes out its 75th anniversary celebrations, our focus is on the future – on a path illuminated by a bold strategic planning process that positions Salve as an essential contributor of good in a world that yearns for harmony and mercy.

Campaign Priorities

Transform Salve’s Undergraduate Experience

The experience of every Salve undergraduate student will be enhanced through the Salve Compass, our four-year hands-on program that will distinguish us from our peers, increase the value of a Salve degree and prepare students to thrive in an ever-changing world.

Elevate Salve’s Prominence

With a higher profile, we will attract a deep, talented and diverse pool of students and faculty, increasing the impact of the Salve community in the wider world. To do so, we will cultivate faculty excellence in teaching, research and innovation in our graduate and undergraduate academic programs. We will enrich Salve’s student-athlete experience as our teams join premier leagues.

Sustain Salve’s Foundation

To keep Salve’s foundation strong, we will expand our financial aid program, preserve our iconic campus, engage our alumni, and share Salve’s mercy mission across our local, national and global communities.

  • “Our mission calls us to meet this moment. With mercy deeply and inextricably woven into the fabric of our University, our commitment to serve – and to inspire – underscores every facet of our work. Mercy makes a difference; it changes lives.”

    Kelli J. Armstrong, Ph.D.
    President, Salve Regina University

Our Stories

Scholarships Change Lives

As a key priority of the campaign, The SALVEfund builds on the foundation of generosity and mercy-inspired leadership that has defined Salve Regina University since its founding.

Education as an Equalizer

A bequest from Mary Ellen Atkins '68 is expressing her appreciation for what Salve provided her in terms of education, encouragement, self-confidence and friendships.

Inspiring Exploration

A generous commitment from Carl and Gigi Allen is establishing the Allen Family Learning Commons, which houses essential student support services and is a vital component of the Salve Compass program.