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St. Joseph's College (New York)

Burns Hall at the Brooklyn campus
Motto Esse non videri
(To be, not to seem)
Established 1916 (as St. Joseph's College for Women)
Type Private
President Jack P. Calareso, Ph.D.
Undergraduates 5,037 (Brooklyn: 1,261; Long Island: 3,776)
Location Brooklyn and Patchogue, New York, USA
Campus Brooklyn - Urban
Long Island - Suburban
Athletics NCAA Division III
Nickname Brooklyn Campus - Bears
Long Island Campus - Golden Eagles

St. Joseph's College is a liberal arts college in New York State, with campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island. Affiliated with the Catholic faith as an independent and coeducational university, the College provides education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, offering degrees in more than 25 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs through its School of Arts and Sciences and its School of Professional and Graduate Studies. Dedicated to providing an affordable education to a diverse group of students, St. Joseph's College has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue for more than a decade.


  • History 1
  • Student Life 2
    • Athletics 2.1
      • St. Joseph's-Long Island Golden Eagles 2.1.1
      • St. Joseph's-Brooklyn Bears 2.1.2
    • Greek Life 2.2
  • Programs 3
    • Undergraduate Majors 3.1
    • Minors 3.2
    • Graduate Majors 3.3
  • Memberships 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Originally named St. Joseph's College for Women, the college was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, in response to the need for a day college for young women. The college received its provisional charter from the Regents of the University of the State of New York on February 24, 1916. After the college outgrew its original Brooklyn facilities at 286 Washington Avenue, it moved to its present site at 245 Clinton Avenue in 1918. The College's first baccalaureate degrees were conferred on fourteen graduates on June 17, 1920, and the first valedictorian was Beverly Stubbenhouser. The College was accredited in 1928 by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Regents granted St. Joseph's College an Absolute Charter in 1929. Reverend William T. Dillon, J.D., Professor of Philosophy, served as Dean of the College and later its President, during the years that followed. St. Joseph's opened a laboratory pre-school in 1934 following several years of research in the field of Child Development. Sister Vincent Thérèse Tuohy assumed the presidency in 1956. McEntegart Hall, a multi-functional building housing the library and classrooms, was opened in 1965; the Dillon Child Study Center followed in 1968.

Sister George Aquin O'Connor was elected President and assumed responsibility on July 1, 1969. In 1970, a Charter amendment changed the name to St. Joseph's College and enabled the college to admit the first male students to full matriculation. On February 2, 1971, St. Joseph's inaugurated an extension program in the collegiate center formerly known as Brentwood College, and moved to develop a degree program in Brentwood, oriented to the third and fourth years of college. This Upper Division baccalaureate program opened in September 1972, and the Board of Regents of the State of New York authorized St. Joseph's College to join Long Island University C.W. Post Campus, in a Coordinate Campus program, the first such pattern adopted in the State. In 1976, this Suffolk County operation was authorized by the Regents to operate as a branch campus. In 1978, St. Joseph's College expanded its operation at the Suffolk Branch Campus to a full four-year program, and in 1979 moved to a twenty-five acre campus in Patchogue which includes a baseball field, two multi-story buildings that house classrooms, a multi-story research library, and a modern athletic facility that includes a convertible indoor sport floor, an indoor swimming pool, fully equipped weight rooms and several other offerings.

Since then, the Long Island Campus has expanded to include the Clare Rose Playhouse, the Callahan Library, the John A. Danzi Athletic Center, the 33,000-square-foot Business Technology Center, and most recently, the 24.8 acre, outdoor athletic facility. The Brooklyn Campus has expanded as well with the purchase of a five-story brownstone for staff and faculty office space, the purchase of St. Angela Hall Academy for additional classrooms, and plans for further expansion over the next 10 years, including a new athletic facility.

Student Life


St. Joseph's-Long Island Golden Eagles

  • The Long Island Campus of St. Joseph's College unveiled a state-of-the-art 24.8 acre, outdoor sports facility, now home to baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer and tennis.
  • In addition, the Long Island Campus, known athletically as the Golden Eagles, is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III (NCAA D-III), and competes in the Skyline Conference. St. Joseph's-Long Island sponsors the following teams: baseball, men's basketball, cross country, golf, tennis, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, women's basketball, cross country, equestrian, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, swimming and volleyball.
    • To learn more about the Long Island Golden Eagles Athletics, click here.

St. Joseph's-Brooklyn Bears

Greek Life

Greek Life at St. Joseph's College - Long Island is administered by the Office of Student Life and directly by the Greek Council of St. Joseph's College - Long Island. Currently, St. Joseph's College - Long Island has 6 Greek social organizations. The local sorority Alpha Theta Rho, the Lambda Alpha Chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta International Women's Fraternity, the Epsilon Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi Delta National Fraternity, the Sigma Xi Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity, the Alpha Delta Chapter of Kappa Beta Gamma International Sorority and the Delta Beta Chapter of Theta Phi Alpha National Sorority.


St. Joseph’s College offers degrees in more than 26 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs through its School of Arts and Sciences and its School of Professional and Graduate Studies.

Undergraduate Majors

With more than 5,000 undergraduate students, St. Joseph's College offers majors in accounting, biology, business administration, chemistry, child study, computer information systems, computer science, criminal justice, English, history, human relations, journalism and new media studies, marketing, medical technology, mathematics, nursing, psychology, recreation and leisure studies, religious studies and philosophy, social sciences, sociology, Spanish and speech.


Minors include accounting, American studies, art, art history, business administration, chemistry, computer information systems, computer science, economics, English, environmental studies, fine arts, history, human relations, Latino studies, mathematics, music, peace and justice studies, philosophy, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, Spanish, speech, studio art, theatre, therapeutic recreation and women's studies.

Graduate Majors

St. Joseph's College offers the following graduate degree programs: executive M.B.A., M.A. in Childhood or Adolescence Special Education with an annotation in Severe and Multiple Disabilities, M.A. in Infant/Toddler Early Childhood Special Education, M.A. in Literacy and Cognition, M.A. in Mathematics Education, M.B.A. in Accounting, M.B.A. in Health Care Management, M.B.A. in Health Care Management with a concentration in Health Information Systems, M.S. in Human Services Leadership, M.S. in Management with concentration in Organizational Management, Health Care Management and Human Resources Management, M.S. with a major in Nursing and two online programs - Executive M.B.A. and Advances Certificate in Human Resources Management.


The College is a member of many associations, including the following,



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External links

  • St. Joseph's College official website
  • St. Joseph's-Long Island Golden Eagles official athletics website
  • St. Joseph's-Brooklyn Bears official athletics website
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