The University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) is a private, Roman Catholic co-educational university in Detroit, Michigan
University of Detroit Mercy is affiliated with the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D., is the president. With origins dating from 1877, it is the largest Roman Catholic university in Michigan. UDM is one of the twenty-eight member Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities in the United States. Located across three campuses in Detroit, the school offers more than a hundred academic degrees and programs of study, including liberal arts, clinical psychology, business, dentistry, education, law, engineering, architecture, nursingand allied health professions. Listed below are some of the University’s many distinguished alumni. UDM was ranked in the top tier of Midwestern regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings and has been for over a decade. In athletics, the University sponsors 19 NCAA Division I level varsity sports for men and women, and is a member of the Horizon League. The UDM men’s basketball team won the 2012 Horizon League Championship. Highlights from the Detroit Titans athletic teams include the recent appearances by the men’s and women’s basketball teams in the 2011-12 postseason. The women’s basketball team participated in the WNIT Tournament for the first time ever and finished with its first 20-win season (20-14) since 1997 when the team made its only NCAA Tournament appearance. The men’s basketball team captured the 2011-12 Horizon League Championship and reached the NCAA Tournament for the sixth time in its history and first since 1999. The University of Detroit Mercy Lacrosse Team won the MAAC Championship in 20013 and went on to the NCAA tournament. The University was the host institution for the 2008 NCAA Midwest Regional and 2009 NCAA Final Four men’s basketball tournament at Ford Field in Detroit. All home basketball games feature the Titan Pep Band which serenades audiences throughout the game.