PC is a primarily undergraduate, liberal arts, Catholic instution of higher education. Committed to fostering academic excellence through the sciences and humanities, PC provides a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. PC actively cultivates intellectual, spiritual, ethical and aesthetic values within the context of the Judeo-Christian heritage. These values are nutured by the unique tradition of the Dominican Order which emphasizes quality teaching and scholarship. PC recognizes the unity of the human family that proceeds from its one Creator. It therefore encourages the deepest respect for the essential dignity freedom and equality of every person and welcomes qualified women and men from all religious, racial and ethnic backgrounds. PC prepares its students to be responsible and productive citizens to serve in their own society and the greater world community.