Association of Colleges of Sisters of St. Joseph National Gathering

Association of Colleges of Sisters of St. Joseph National Gathering

St. Joseph's University, New York is honored to host the ACSSJ National Gathering on June 6 and 7, 2023.

Conference Theme

Featuring the theme "Forward Together," the two-day event will encourage participants to reflect on our shared history as nine institutions founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph. Ongoing collaborative work across the member campuses will also be highlighted, as well as a call to action to move forward together, united in the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Virtual Meeting

The Association of Colleges of Sisters of St. Joseph is looking forward to gathering virtually for the 2023 National Gathering hosted by St. Joseph’s University, New York. Staff and faculty members from each of our campuses can register to participate for free. For non-participants who not employed by our member campuses, there will be a small registration fee. The National Gathering will be recorded. Following the conference, recordings will be accessible on the ACSSJ website at

Who Should Attend?

The conference is aimed primarily at faculty and staff from the association’s nine institutions. CSSJ high school staff, Sisters of St. Joseph and members of the public are very welcome and encouraged to attend.

Register Today to Virtually Participate in These Sessions And More

  • Love without Distinction: A monologue based on the life of Mother St. John Fontbonne
    A performance by actress Tiffany Hoover, this piece will offer a theatrical and thoughtful way of learning about the history of the Sisters of St. Joseph, as well as the story of the courageous visionary Mother St. John Fontbonne.
  • Human Beings in the Community of Creation: 'The wild animals of the forest are mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills.' (Psalm 50:10)
    A lecture by Sister Elizabeth Johnson, Ph.D., CSJ, professor emerita at Fordham University and former member of the St. Joseph's University, New York Board of Trustees will deliver a presentation that advocates for the pressing need to embrace the monotheistic religions' belief that the one true God is the creator of the entire world and holds all living beings dear. Acknowledging this prompts us to deconstruct the established hierarchy that has granted humans superiority over other creatures and instead recognize all living beings as our kin.
  • Institutional Sagas of the CSJ/SSJ Colleges and Universities
    Brian Matz, Ph.D., professor and Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Endowed Chair of Catholic Thought at Fontbonne University, will moderate this panel discussion.

Learn More About Presentations and Panelists

Registration Information

Deadline to Register

Deadline for Registration: Friday, June 2, 2023

Registration Fee

  • Registration for Faculty & Staff at Member Campuses: Virtual Registration is complimentary for faculty and staff from ACSSJ member campuses.
  • Registration for Non-ACSSJ Members: Virtual Registration is $25.

Register Now

More Information

For more information, please visit the ACSSJ National Gathering website or email the ACSSJ.

Thank you to the following sponsors for their support of the National Gathering

Sisters of St. Joseph - Brentwood, NY - Uniting all in God's Love

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet St. Louis Province

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet & Consociates - St. Paul Province

St. Joseph Educational Ministries

Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield

Sisters of Saint Joseph U.S. Federation - United in Mission - Loving God and Neighbor

About the Association of Colleges of Sisters of St. Joseph (ACSSJ)

The ACSSJ draws together nine colleges and universities founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph to articulate and further the contemporary expression of the educational mission and legacy of the Sisters of Saint Joseph. The Association fosters collaboration among the member institutions; provides resources for faculty, staff and students at member institutions; and encourages mission integration on each campus. Listed below are the nine member colleges and universities:

  • Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • College of our Lady of the Elms in Chicopee, Massachusetts
  • Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles, California
  • Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts
  • St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • St. Joseph’s University, New York in Brooklyn and Patchogue, New York
  • The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York