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  • September 11, 2014

    SJC Named Seventh Best Value College in the Midwest

    2014 is proving to be a successful year for Saint Joseph’s College. Following its recognition as a “Best Midwestern College” by the Princeton Review, SJC has been named the seventh Best Value College in the Midwest and a Best College in the Midwest by US News Media Group. The rankings are calculated based on a number of factors, including graduation and retention rates, assessment by peers and counselors, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance (the difference between actual and predicted graduation rates), and alumni giving. “SJC faculty,...

  • September 10, 2014

    Bishop Timothy Doherty to Give Core 9 Lecture

    Bishop Timothy Doherty, the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana, will give a lecture to Core 9 students on Wednesday, September 17 in the Shen Auditorium at 9:00 am CDT. In Core 9: Toward a Christian Humanism, students continue to develop a worldview as they connect their major with Core issues, theory with practice, and faith with reason. Core 9 stresses the importance of service to others and learning to value the dignity of the human person. Doherty’s lecture “Freedom and Community” will highlight Christianity’s responses to basic questions about man. For example, how is...

  • August 27, 2014

    SJC Named a Best Midwestern College by the Princeton Review

    2014 has been an exciting year for Saint Joseph’s College. After being awarded $25,000 from the Ball Brothers Foundation in May and a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. in January, the Princeton Review has named SJC and 159 other institutions to its “Best in the Midwest” section of its website feature, “2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”  The Princeton Review, a privately held education services company headquartered in Framingham, Mass, was founded in 1981 and is widely known for its test preparation programs and college and graduate school guides. According to SJC students...

  • August 20, 2014

    SJC Alumna Angela Williams Palm ’04 to Release Book in September

    Angela Williams Palm ’04 is the creator, curator, editor, and a contributor of “Please Do not Remove,” a book that celebrates a love for literature and public libraries, specifically in Vermont. In 2012, Palm, an English and Criminal Justice graduate, began collecting and studying library checkout cards. “I studied the cards in hand,” said Palm. “[I looked at] the names of the library patrons who had checked out the books across five or more decades and grew curious about who those people had been and what their handwriting and reading choices said about them.” The checkout cards inspired a...

  • August 8, 2014

    Business Administration, Management Programs Granted Reaffirmation of Accreditation

    The Board of Commissioners of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) has announced that Saint Joseph’s College’s Business Administration Department was granted reaffirmation of accreditation of its Business Administration and Management programs. According to the IACBE, SJC’s Business Administration Department has undertaken a rigorous self-evaluation; undergone a comprehensive, independent peer review; and demonstrated compliance with the following accreditation principles of the IACBE: outcomes assessment, strategic planning, curriculum, faculty, scholarly and...

  • July 25, 2014

    SJC Joins Independent Colleges of Indiana in Training STEM Teachers

    The Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) has received a $1.5 million grant from the state of Indiana’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) Teacher Recruitment Fund. Approved by the 2013 General Assembly, the grant program encourages the recruitment and retention of teachers in STEM fields. With the grant, Indiana’s 31 independent, nonprofit colleges and universities will collaborate to train more STEM teachers by strengthening STEM preparation for pre-service teachers to become licensed in STEM subjects; expanding STEM graduate course opportunities for teachers to complete...

  • July 24, 2014

    Missionaries of the Precious Blood Gather for Retreat at SJC

    This summer the Missionaries of the Precious Blood from the Cincinnati and Kansas City Provinces gathered for a Community retreat at Saint Joseph’s College, which the Congregation sponsors, in Rensselaer, Ind. 

  • July 22, 2014

    Norbert Krapf ’65 Receives Regional 2014 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award

    Saint Joseph’s College English alumnus and former Indiana Poet Laureate Norbert Krapf ’65 was named the Regional Author Winner of the 2014 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. The award, which is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, includes a $7,500 prize and a $2,500 grant for the public library of Krapf’s choice. According to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, “The Award recognizes authors’ contributions to the literary landscape in Indiana and across the nation.” While an award for  National Author was also presented, the Regional Author Award is...

  • July 18, 2014

    SJC to Host Celebratory Recital in Honor of Fr. Leonard Kostka’s 100th Birthday

    Gather for an afternoon of musical riches Saturday, July 26 at 4:00 pm CDT in the Saint Joseph’s Chapel as Dr. John and Anne-Marie Egan and Dr. Michael Oriatti present a celebratory recital honoring the 100th birthday of Fr. Leonard J. Kostka, C.PP.S. '35. The works of composer Antonin Dvořák, a favorite of Fr. Kostka’s, will be featured. Fellows of the College are encouraged to wear their pins and medallions as faculty members Dr. John McIntyre, Sr. Mary Jane Wagner, SSSF, and Dr. Michael Oriatti of the Rensselaer Program of Church Music and Liturgy will be inducted into the Fellows Program...

  • July 14, 2014

    SJC Welcomes Guests for Indiana Private College Week

    From Monday, July 21 through Friday, July 25, Saint Joseph's College will join other colleges and universities across the state in opening its doors to students, parents, and any others interested in the college selection process as part of Indiana Private College Week. Those visiting will get to experience SJC firsthand through tours, informational sessions, and conversations with students and staff. Individually scheduled tours are offered as well.  Although Indiana’s private colleges encourage and welcome visitors throughout the year, this concentrated week offers students an opportunity...


Explore the Core
  • Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Like Elementary Education major Brittany Cooper ’12, you start your major as soon as you walk in the door, so you will have four years of knowledge and experience in your field.You can even change your mind about your major and still graduate on time with lots of experience.

    Core and the major work in harmony to develop the cognitive skills requisite for success in a competitive, global society. Students better understand the forces that shape the future by exploring the past. They discuss contemporary events; analyze the impact of science on our understanding of humanity and the universe; and investigate diverse cultures and world civilizations. 

  • Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors, such as Communication Professors Fred and Sally Berger, do more for you—they serve as mentors. Studies show that having a mentor leads to success in your field. Alumni often tell us how their professors not only played a major role in their success, but also became lifelong friends.  If you are undecided about what to major in, we help you decide.

  • High Quality Academics

    In the Core Program, you will be inspired to debate, analyze, and solve problems. Discussion of culture and society, the modern world, and Christian Humanism are just a few highlights of the Program. New perspectives will be gained, your worldview will expand, and you will graduate from SJC as a well rounded, highly marketable person.

  • Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life. LaMichelle Sanders ’14, for example, has spent two summers helping Chinese study abroad students adapt to life in the U.S. and at SJC. If you want to start a club or activity that doesn’t exist, we encourage you to start one. At SJC, prepare yourself for what you want to do in life.

  • Real-life Skills

    Because of the skills you develop by having the Core Program interact with your major for four years in addition to internships, job shadowing, and service learning, you get hands-on experience in preparation for your career or graduate school. Students Hanna Kane ’14, Emily Baird ’15, and Alyssa Guarnaccia ’14 collect food in the SJC hoophouse to be distributed on campus. You will also get four years of analytical, writing, and speaking skills that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

  • Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.  

  • Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.

  • High Quality Academics

    The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.


  • Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.

  • Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.