The Benedictine Institute of Leadership, Ethics, and Social Justice was established by the Benedictine Sisters to enhance the Benedictine heritage and mission of Mount Marty College through exploration of issues related to the topics of leadership, ethics and social justice in a variety of learning environments. It is the expectation of the sisters that these opportunities will enrich the curriculum of Mount Marty College by focusing on specific topics deepening the awareness of the Benedictine legacy, and offering experiences that supplement daily learning.
The Institute leads the community towards the following documents to guide in our understanding, awareness and appreciation of the rich Benedictine legacy. The "Ten Hallmarks of Education" within the Benedictine Wisdom Tradition as identified by the Association of Benedictine Colleges and Universities. The "Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching" as identified by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.