A Pivotal Moment

The launch of this campaign will allow St. Joe's to emerge even stronger because the world needs more of what Saint Joseph’s University has to offer.

SOAR: The Campaign for
Saint Joseph’s University


The Hawk Will Never Die mindset lives within our far-reaching community and its unwavering commitment to always strive for more. To soar higher. To build a community, a University, a world, that is better than before.

The vision laid out in our strategic plan, Thinking Anew, Acting Anew, relies on the generosity of the Saint Joseph’s community. To rally our alumni and friends, we have embarked on the largest fundraising campaign in our history.


Campaign Priorities



SOAR: The Campaign for Saint Joseph’s University
seeks $300 million for three critical priorities.

Campaign Priorities

Barbelin Hall at Saint Joseph's University

Investing in an Elite Campus Experience: $75M

Investing in an Elite Campus Experience: $75M

Strategic campus facilities to enhance the student experience.

Two undergraduate students by Saint Joseph's Student Center.

Affirming Our Commitment to Financial Aid: $125M

Affirming Our Commitment to Financial Aid: $125M

Endowed and current-use scholarships with an emphasis on financial need.

A professor and two students looking at a model of a stomach

Furthering Our Academic Excellence: $100M

Furthering Our Academic Excellence: $100M

Development and advancement of excellence in academics, research, scholarship, pedagogy, and mission-driven programs that advance the common good.

Hawk Stories

Nathan L'Etoile '16

The greatest help I had was from my professors and advisors at SJU. The Biology, Music, and Chemistry departments were fantastic supports and resources to apply to medical college. Additionally, the health professions advisor, was extraordinarily helpful and supportive on this long but rewarding trip.

Zyanna Almonacy '20

Through the service opportunities I've had like PSIPAPEX, and my IHS Hospice course, I was able to make Ignatian values like pursuing social justice, being a women "with and for others," and living for the greater good part of my life and identity.


With the academic and interpersonal skills I’ve developed here, I know I am set up to make an impact in the present and in the future.”