Saint Joseph's University was founded by the Jesuits — visionary Catholic priests and educators who prioritized social justice, the pursuit of excellence, service to others, and the development of the whole person, or, cura personalis. One of only 28 universities and colleges nationwide exemplifying this 500-year- old Jesuit tradition, SJU offers each of its students an educational experience that will hone their skills, expand their knowledge, grow their faith and strengthen their character.
On Sept. 12, 2017, the Saint Joseph's community gathered for the annual celebration of the Mass of the Holy Spirit, and to thank James J. '58 and Frances Maguire for the transformational gift they made to the University during the summer.
SJU will host the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support’s annual Run/Walk for Autism on Saturday, September 23, at 8:30 a.m. The event is part of HawkFest, SJU’s reunion/family weekend. The races begin outside of the Cardinal John P. Foley ’57 Campus Center on the James J. Maguire ’58 Campus.
Ann Green, Ph.D., professor of English, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Leader in Experiential Education in Higher Education award by the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE).
A Saint Joseph’s alumna and current graduate student recently made a service trip to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Devin Spillane ’17 flew to Texas last weekend with Autism on the Seas, a travel agency that gives assistance on cruise ships to families with special needs children.