College of St. Joseph is an independent Catholic college that educates men and women of varied faiths and backgrounds for lives of continuing personal and professional growth, intellectual development, and service to the community.
Fulfilling Our Mission As A Catholic College
The Catholic character of CSJ shapes and is shaped by every aspect of college life including student affairs, faculty, administration and staff activities, and curricular and co-curricular programs. Composed of members of various faiths, the college community acknowledges the challenge to serve the needs of the Church and society and recognizes its role to provide a forum for dialogue between the gospel and secular culture. The College is called upon to teach and learn, and in so doing, to influence the larger society of which it is a part. In addition, the College strives to create an atmosphere that fosters the development of personal spirituality. Standards of moral and ethical behavior are integrated into the body of knowledge conveyed to students. Finally, the College community pursues a common dedication to the truth, a common vision of the dignity of the human person, and is characterized by mutual respect, sincere dialogue, freedom of conscience, and protection of the rights of individuals.
The College fulfills its mission as a Catholic college by providing:
- Courses reflecting Catholic traditions, themes, and culture.
- Opportunities for prayer, liturgical celebrations, and religious symbols.
- Engagement of its constituents in lives of service, campus ministry, and activities that produce a positive impact on the life of the community.
Our graduates possess skills and knowledge that enable them to fulfill their callings, think creatively and offer their unique contribution to the world. They will be ready for meaningful careers or further academic pursuits, while they demonstrate the value of service to their communities.
Dedicated faculty members are at the heart of the CSJ experience. Instructors give students the personal attention they need to achieve academic success. Students can expect meaningful relationships with administrators and faculty members, who make themselves available inside and outside the classroom. And, they are more than caring teachers, they are also experts in their field. By sharing their experience — as lawyers, accountants, educators, psychologists, and business people — CSJ instructors help bridge the gap between classroom learning and its application in the workplace.