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 personals, or care for the individual. 


Campus Recreation

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.

Community Standards

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.

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 international students and 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 new 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.

Learning Resources

The Office of Learning Resources (OLR) promotes and provides academic programs and resources that help students achieve scholarly competency and success. Our services, which are available to all currently enrolled undergraduates, include peer tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, learning strategy workshops, and learning strategies consultations.

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.

Residence Life

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, a Disability Support Specialist, and an Administrative Assistant who is shared among the four departments comprising the Success Center.

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center staff is comprised of: Director/Nurse Practitioner, University Physician, Adult and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners, two Registered Nurses and an Administrative Assistant.

Student Leadership and Activities

The Office Student Leadership & Activities is responsible for advising and supporting undergraduate student organizations, Greek Life, the Student Union Board (programming board), the Orientation program, and coordinates annual events such as the spring concert 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.

Student Success and First Year Experience

The Office of Student Success & First Year Experience assists undergraduate students facing obstacles associated with college life (academic, social, financial, emotional, and transitional issues) while also overseeing the Inigo First Year Experience. Through individual meetings and deliberate outreach, we connect students with helpful resources on campus and empower them to take ownership of their educational path.