Our entire community is grateful for the success of our ambitious students, accomplishments of our expert faculty, leadership of our alumni and the generosity of our donors. Highlights from 2015-2016 include:

  • Celebrating USJ’s history of educating women in business for 40 years
  • Launching Physician Assistant, Actuarial Science and Criminal Justice academic programs
  • Earning initial national accreditation for our Master’s in Social Work program and Accreditation-Provisional status for our Physician Assistant Studies Program
  • Promoting student success and engagement through new Learning Communities for student residents, adventure education programs and on-campus space for art activities
  • Recognizing significant faculty and staff research projects through our Agora series of events
  • Establishing a Women’s Leadership Center with an inaugural event, Working to Elevate Women to the C-Suite
  • Receiving Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) awards for our sports teams and athletes
  • Reinforcing our Catholic intellectual traditions by hosting and sharing The St. John’s Bible with our community

Thank you for all that you do for USJ, our best days are ahead of us!

Rhona C. Free, Ph.D. President

Mission Statement

The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Roman Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population while maintaining a strong commitment to developing the potential of women.

The University is a community which promotes the growth of the whole person in a caring environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.

Strength & Sustainability

In 2016 we Managed the University's Finances to
Ensure Long-Term Sustainability

Investments for student success: seizing opportunities,
achieving impact and improving lives

Student Success & Engagement

Meeting the needs of the 21st century student

Our students are better prepared for employment when they have real-world experience that extends beyond our college campus. Eighty-five percent of employers believe college students should complete an applied learning project.* The trend of internships, clinical placements, or field experiences is not new for USJ and our students. Since its founding in 1932, the University’s educational philosophy has encompassed learning by doing. “Applied, experiential education continues to be a hallmark of the USJ student experience.” said Rhona Free.

That is true for Janay Diaz ’18 a USJ business major who interns in Human Resources for a USJ alumna at Tilcon, Jacqueline Zimmer ’07. She will be receiving internship credits for her work and reports how she has gained workplace skills and experiences that supplement her classroom education.

*Association of American Colleges and Universities

Significant Gifts to the
University of Saint Joseph
Physician Assistant Studies Program

Jeanne M. Hunciker ’45 (deceased) –
for the Jean M. Hunciker ’45 Archway

Mary James Krenn ’48 –
for support of the Physician Assistant Studies Program

Unrestricted donations support university operations and enable innovation in our classrooms.
Mary Krenn’s unrestricted gift in November of 2015 purchased The Anatomage Table, an advanced anatomy visualization
system for anatomy education, and other essential equipment.