A college that cares
St. Joseph’s College continually strives to inspire its students, faculty and staff to become more connected with the larger society as a whole by creating a greater sense of civic responsibility within. Seeking to build on that commitment and under the leadership of the president, the College hosts several annual public lectures for both the academic community and the community at large.
Presidential Lecture Series
The Annual Presidential Lecture Series was established in 2004 to further the educational goals of the College and to support its mission. Each year, St. Joseph’s College hosts a distinguished member of public life with experience, knowledge and perspectives that will challenge the College as an academic community and the community at large as citizens in the 21st century. Through reflection of the liberal ideals of free and open inquiry, the annual series is intended to provide its audience with a more enlightened citizenry, a more vibrant community and an even stronger commitment to individual and collective self-development.
The Dr. Reza Khatib and Georgianna Clifford Khatib Chair in Comparative Religion
The first-ever endowed chair at St. Joseph’s College, The Dr. Reza Khatib and Georgianna Clifford Khatib Chair in Comparative Religion was established in 2009 and funded by Dr. Reza Khatib and Mrs. Georgianna Clifford Khatib ’52 to promote interfaith dialog, with the study of Islam being an integral part of the initiative. Each spring, The Dr. Reza Khatib and Georgianna Clifford Khatib Chair in Comparative Religion will host a noted scholar who will lecture, lead faculty discussions and teach a course to both campuses via videoconference.