We are professionals in Student Life. Our mission is to assist students to grow in body, mind and spirit and we do this within the context of the Jesuit value of Cura Personalis, or care for the individual.
The Office of Campus Recreation serves students, faculty, staff and community of Saint Joseph’s as a department within the Division of Student Life, our goal is to enhance the campus experience by providing recreational opportunities for everyone. We work to reinforce the educational mission of Saint Joseph’s University (which emphasizes the development of the total person – Spirit, Mind, and Body) by promoting and advancing healthy lifestyle choices through participation opportunities, educational experiences and support services.
Career Development Center
The Career Development Center strives to prepare and empower students and alumni to discern and achieve professional goals throughout their lifetime. Through the development of meaningful and productive relationships with industry and campus partners, we connect students and alumni with experiential and professional opportunities and resources.
Through the education and administration of policies and expectations included in the Student Handbook, the Office of Community Standards promotes personal attitudes and behaviors that are in concert with the values rooted in our Jesuit tradition. As an office, we encourage students to take ownership of their decisions and accept the consequences (both positive and negative). In doing so, we create an environment where all students can learn, grow, and become ethical leaders in their chosen fields. As an entity within the Office of Community Standards, Off Campus Student Life works with students and non-students to encourage a positive quality of life and desirable off campus community.
Center for International Programs
The Center for International Programs (CIP) at Saint Joseph’s University is strongly committed to internationalization and globalization, both on our campus and elsewhere. We provide information and services to students who wish to study abroad on a short-term or long-term academic program. We are also responsible for the implementation of new international education initiatives and the support of the University’s International Travel Policy.
The China Program
The mission of the China Program is twofold: to promote Saint Joseph’s University to Chinese institutions and potential students with the goal of enrolling Undergraduate, Visiting and Graduate students; and to promote Chinese culture on campus. The China Program markets Saint Joseph’s University and builds our reputation in China. It maintains, deepens, and expands relationships with Chinese institutions. It runs the China Visiting Students Program and the Summer Academy for Chinese high school students. It also promotes Chinese culture on campus. The Director of the China Program works with staff members from the Office of the Vice President for Student Life, Center for International Programs, and Adult Student Life.
Counseling and Psychological Services
The Office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) promotes the psychological well-being of the SJU community through therapeutic interventions and prevention programming. Specifically, CAPS helps students reach their academic and personal goals through the provision of individual and group counseling, workshops, outreach programming, referral services, consultation and training. The provision of these services is framed by “transformative learning goals” and occurs within a campus climate that supports the whole person, academically, socially, physically and spiritually.
Education Support Services for Student Athletes
Educational Support Services for Student Athletes offers academic, personal and professional support directed to the success and development of the whole person. The department assists student athletes with the transition into college and continued support in all phases of academic and professional development culminating with graduation.
Inclusion and Diversity
The Office of Inclusion and Diversity. Saint Joseph’s University’s commitment to diversity is essential to our mission to be an inclusive and diverse community that educates and cares for the whole person, encourages and models critical thinking, making ethical decisions, and pursuing social justice. That mission is supported by a strategy and action plan to infuse inclusion and diversity into university practices and features the following four strategic themes: Campus Culture, Education, Recruitment and Retention, and Community Engagement.
Information Systems for Student Life
The Office of Information Systems for Student Life seeks to provide reliable and integrated technology solutions in alignment with divisional, departmental, and central Information Technology goals.
The Office of Learning Resources empowers students to make a smooth academic transition to the university and to hone their skills in order to study more efficiently and effectively. Our professional staff members and peer instructors are committed to helping students reach their academic goals. Our free services include peer tutoring, Supplemental Instruction (SI), and learning strategy consultations. We also run a fee-based College Transition Coaching program.
Public Safety and Security
The Office of Public Safety and Security is committed to providing the highest level of service to our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Our goal is to create and maintain a safe environment in which to live, work, and study through the use of the best security practices and partnership with local law enforcement agencies. As a team, we represent the face of the University as we are often the first point of contact on campus. We dedicate ourselves to provide quality customer service in an accommodating fashion. The Office of Public Safety and Security provides a full array of safety services on a 24 hour basis, including preventive security patrol conducted by vehicle, on foot, and on bicycle. Transportation services are provided including contracted shuttle service and safety escorts. The department also manages parking services on campus, monitoring of residence hall access points, and continual monitoring of the more than 600 University’s surveillance camera inventory.
The Office of Residence Life at Saint Joseph’s University strives to provide secure, academically focused housing which fosters a community of civility and respect and supports a positive living-learning environment consistent with Ignatian ideals.
Student Disability Services
The Office of Student Disability Services (SDS) consists of a Director and Disability Support Specialist.
Student Health Center
The Student Health Center provides illness and injury care, health education and wellness services in a confidential, non judgemental manner. The health center is staffed by 2 full-time RNs, and an administrative assistant. We contract with Main Line Health to provide 2 part-time physicians and 2 part-time nurse practitioners that rotate through the health center.
Student Leadership and Activities
The Office Student Leadership & Activities is responsible for advising and supporting undergraduate student organizations, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Hawk Hill Productions (programming board), the Orientation program, and coordinates annual events such as Senior Week and Hawkfest.
Student Outreach and Support
Student Outreach & Support includes services related to emergency response and case management as well as Wellness, Alcohol and Drug Education and Sexual Misconduct Prevention. Student Outreach & Support offers support and guidance for students during difficult situations, or following critical incidents, and fosters awareness of University services and resources to help promote the student academic experience at SJU.
The Office of Student Success assists undergraduate students facing obstacles associated with college life (e.g., academic, social, financial, emotional, and transitional issues). Through individual meetings and deliberate outreach, we connect students with helpful resources on campus and provide coaching on strategies for having a positive transition to college and an enjoyable experience at SJU.