The College motto Communitas means ‘community in feeling’ or ‘oneness in spirit.' It was the hope of the founders of St Hilda’s that our College would become a place where the humanities, sciences and the fine arts would complement one another, where men and women of different gifts and backgrounds would learn to live in a community of scholarship and then, after graduation, serve the wider community.
At St Hilda’s, everyone belongs.Our diversity is reflective of the University itself, and we value all the wonderful gifts and perspectives that each person brings to our community. This is reflected in our mission and values.
We encourage our students to be thoughtful and respectful citizens. We regularly review our practices and actively seek input from students, staff and experts to ensure that we continually improve our practice in these matters.
We believe every single student at St Hilda’s should be developed in leadership, communication and teamwork skills. We seek to provide transformational opportunities for each of our students to shine.
St Hilda's College is a living community and residential college on campus at the University of Melbourne.
We acknowledge and pay respect to the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Owners of the land upon which our college is situated. We pay our respect to all the Elders of Indigenous students who call St Hilda’s home. We also acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members of our community, the University of Melbourne, and the wider world.