CCMA Mission

To be the voice and promote the mission of the Church among students in higher education by empowering campus ministers through formation, networking and resources.

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Catholic Campus Ministry Association is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization under the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Code of Ethics


We, the members of the Catholic Campus Ministry Association, profess the dignity and sanctity of all individuals. In light of our specialized ministry in and to higher education, we commit ourselves:

To the People We Serve

  • We serve students, faculty, staff and administrators that gather at institutions of higher education to search and learn. Although called to serve the Catholic community, we will not restrict our ministry to persons of a particular age, gender, race, creed, physical ability or sexual orientation.
  • Our first concern is for the well-being of those we serve as they join with us in the mission of the Church in higher education. As leaders within the faith community, we seek no unfair advantage that our position may give to us. We adhere to appropriate interpersonal boundaries in relating with those we serve.

To Gospel and Pastoral Values

  • We look to Scripture, the rich heritage of the Roman Catholic Church, and the movement of the Spirit of God throughout the entire human story to promote the value and dignity of the person and the unfolding of the reign of God in human history.
  • We commit ourselves to providing a safe and healthy environment in which to conduct our ministry. This environment would be free of any form of harassment.

To Discipleship and Service Within Our Church

  • We promise our community of faith an active discipleship in the Spirit and Mission of Jesus. We will relate with others in ways that respect their dignity as persons and their freedom of conscience without compromising our own beliefs.
  • We recognize the privileged relationship we have with the people we serve and promise them acceptance and confidentiality. We will give our community of faith-dedicated service. We will work hard, given a reasonable job description and work schedule.

To Personal Faithfulness, Integrity and Well-Being

  • We will actively pursue our own faith development and enrichment.
  • We will seek not only personal integrity but also an integration of our faith, our ministry and our lifestyle.
  • We will care for our own health and personal well-being less our own needs interrupt or undermine our ministry.

To Higher Education

  • We embrace the goals and purposes of higher education and seek to enrich the local community of faith, and the universal church, with its fruits.

To Broader Social Concerns, Justice and Peace in the World

  • We recognize the University as a privileged place for public debate on the many social concerns facing our society today.
  • We promise our community of faith that we will speak the Gospel values within this forum and collaborate with others in the pursuit of peace and justice in the world.

To the Standards of Our Profession

  • We strive for holiness, wholeness and excellence in our ministry.
  • Our standards give us a starting point from which we can grow as professionals in service to the Church and higher education.

Accountability

  • We pray that our Church, our community of faith and our colleagues will support us and challenge us to live out these ethical principles.
  • We believe that any violation of these principles needs to be handled on the local level through the due process procedures available to the person or persons in question.
  • The CCMA Executive Board has the right to withhold membership and revoke certification from a person who has violated this code of ethics.