Cardinal Stritch University (CSU) is a private Roman Catholic university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi as a training center for nuns. Today, Stritch is the largest Franciscan institution of higher education in North America, with nearly 7,000 students of which about 3,000 are undergraduates and 4,000 are graduate students.
There are branch campuses in Kenosha, Madison, and the towns of Eden Prairie and Rochester in Minnesota. The university administrates multiple outreach programs throughout the state of Wisconsin as well. In 2009, the school opened the City Center redevelopment project in central Milwaukee, establishing an inner-city presence.
The university’s motto, Ut probetis potiora (“To value the better things”), comes from the Bible, Philippians 1:10, and appropriately reflects the religious nature of the institution.