Mission

Mission

The mission of St. Joseph's College is to provide a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, rooted in a liberal arts tradition that supports provision for career preparation and enhancement.

The College prepares each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service; a life that is worthy of our motto: Esse non videri — “To be, not to seem.”

To accomplish this, St. Joseph’s College has established the following goals:

  • To offer curricula that foster the knowledge and intellectual skills associated with the liberally educated person
  • To encourage students to develop personal value systems and responsible self-direction
  • To foster committed participation in the local and global communities
  • To help students develop as whole persons by providing individual attention, interactive teaching and opportunities for active participation in academic and extracurricular programs
  • To prepare students for their careers by offering the necessary professional and pre-professional education
  • To provide for the needs of a diversified student population with varied educational and professional experiences
  • To foster an environment of openness to the exploration and understanding of diverse ideas, traditions and cultures
  • To support educational programs and services that will contribute to the vitality of the communities served by the Brooklyn and Long Island campuses