The Five Pillars of St. Joseph’s University, New York
Our students are immersed in the five pillars of St. Joseph's University: integrity, intellectual rigor, spiritual depth, social responsibility and service.
Instilling these values prepares St. Joseph's students for career success and a life dedicated to making the world a better place.
St. Joseph’s students regularly practice integrity and demonstrate outstanding moral character — in the classroom and while they engage in the University’s many clubs, organizations and sports.
They value intellectual rigor, dedicating their focus on subjects they are passionate to learn about. There is an evident value of spiritual depth, as students learn to understand themselves and their peers better. The values of social responsibility and service are routinely exemplified, with our students participation in food drives, service trips and fundraisers for those in need throughout the year.
Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph's in 1916, St. Joseph's University has been dedicated to developing well-rounded individuals who graduate ready to make valuable contributions to their local and global communities, while living our mission: Esse non videri - "To be, not to seem."
Living Our Mission
Learn about the five pillars of St. Joseph's University
Our motto Esse non videri - "To be, not to seem." captures the College's commitment to encourage a life lived with authenticity. Click here to learn more.
We instill in our students a desire to engage as citizens and act for the greater good. Click here to learn more.