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Madonna University
Motto Sapientia Desursum (Trans. from Latin: Wisdom from Above)
Established 1937
Type Independent Catholic university
President Michael A. Grandillo, Ph.D.
Students 4,500
Location Livonia, MI, USA
Campus Suburban, 80 acres (320,000 m2)
Ethnic Tradition Polish[citation needed]
Colors Blue and Gold         
Athletics NAIA
Nickname Crusaders
Affiliations Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
Website www.madonna.edu

Madonna University is an independent, Catholic liberal arts university located in suburban Livonia, Michigan, United States, on the western perimeter of metropolitan Detroit. Conducted by the Felician Sisters, it has extension campuses in southwest Detroit, Orchard Lake, Clinton Township, Michigan at the Macomb University Center, and at the University Center in Gaylord, Michigan. Though strong in its affiliation with the Roman Catholic Church, the school attracts students and faculty of all faiths.


Founded by the Felician Sisters in 1937 as Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary college, the University offers more than 100 undergraduate majors toward associate and bachelor's degrees as well as 35 master's programs in clinical psychology, business, criminal justice, education, history and health professions. In May 2009, Madonna began offering its first doctorate, the Doctor of Nursing Practice. Among the largest Catholic, Franciscan universities in the country, Madonna University is situated on an 80-acre wooded campus.

Madonna University’s commitment to developing a sustainable and eco-friendly campus was recognized when the U.S. Green Building Council awarded Gold level LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for the University’s 60,000 square-foot Franciscan Center.

The school is ranked by the U.S. News and World Report under the category "University - Master's" as a Midwest university, 88th in the 1st tier (2011).



Madonna University teams are known as the Crusaders. The university is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), competing in the Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf and soccer; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball and volleyball.

The campus features a regulation-size gym located in the Activities Center, which seats up to 600 people; international-size soccer field, which hosts camps and tournaments; Ilitch Ballpark baseball field and fast-pitch softball field. Athletic grants and scholarships are available to students who show promising talent and have demonstrated academic success.


The Madonna Now is the university's magazine for alumni and friends. The Madonna Herald is the University's newspaper, which is produced by Madonna's Journalism Department headed by professor Neal Haldane. The Madonna Muse is an annual literary journal.

Madonna Online Radio[edit]

In the university's Franciscan Center studios, students operate an on-line radio station at Live 365. The format is freeform, and features occasional live broadcasts from students of the program. The broadcast is located at Madonna University On-Line Radio.


The Broadcast and Cinema Arts students also produce a television show, "Celebrate Michigan" that airs on MyTV20 in the Detroit area.


External links[edit]

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The Guardian Nigeria

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 12:40:18 -0700

NHRC The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has summoned the Nigerian Army, the Police and the management of Madonna University to bring officers of the various organization alleged to have tortured and violated the rights of civilians.

DailyPost Nigeria

DailyPost Nigeria
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 03:52:30 -0700

Madonna University As the case of alleged torture of two Madonna University students, Stanley Okoye, 23, a final year Civil Engineering student and Ga-Lim Aondofa Lord, who were reportedly tortured by the school authorities over allegation of cult ...

The Nation Newspaper

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 20:11:15 -0700

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), yesterday, in Abuja said it would prosecute the Vice Chancellor (VC) of Madonna University and two other senior officials of the school in relation to a case where some of the university's students were ...
Nigerian Bulletin
Sat, 22 Aug 2015 03:30:00 -0700

Nigeria - Students of Madonna university has come forth with an agonizing tale of how authorities of the university ordered his abduction torture. Final year Engineering student of Akpugo campus, Enugu, Stanley Okoye, says he and his friend, Lord Galim ...


Wed, 05 Aug 2015 06:17:06 -0700

In addition to a bachelor's degree, Madonna University's paralegal program – approved by the American Bar Association – offers a post-baccalaureate certificate in paralegal studies and a nurse paralegal certificate. Degree completion is available for ...


Wed, 05 Aug 2015 21:02:30 -0700

For two weeks this summer, the auditorium and music classrooms at Madonna University were home to an intensive training program for high school students who are passionate about, and perhaps considering a career in, musical theater. After days filled ...


Sat, 15 Aug 2015 21:10:19 -0700

Adding eight new sports is something Madonna University athletics director Bryan Rizzo has been working on for a long time. The university announced Thursday it would add men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's bowling, men's and women's ...

The Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog)

The Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog)
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:30:00 -0700

Authorities of Madonna University, Akpugo Campus, Enugu State, have dismissed as baseless and unfounded, allegations of students' torture, saying the school remains one of the best places for effective learning and character. Two engineering students ...

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