Campus Life

You are more than a major.

Just as SJU academics expand your mind, a wide-ranging student life experience broadens your being. One thing you should know about life at Saint Joseph's is that Hawks are happiest when they're in action. So don't expect to sit in your dorm room with nothing to do.

Do you want to play? SJU has more than 30 club and intramural sports teams as well as a variety of fitness programs. Four of our intramural teams compete in the Philadelphia City 6 Extramural Classic.

The O'Pake Recreation Center also has a 25-meter indoor pool and a fitness center with the latest cardio and strength equipment.

Do you want to serve? Every week more than 500 SJU students help out in communities in and around Philadelphia. Hundreds more participate in service learning and social justice projects. Appalachian Experience is one of our biggest alternative spring break programs, taking hundreds of students to Habitat for Humanity sites across the Appalachian region. You could also serve abroad in places like Bolivia, Ecuador and El Salvador.

And MAGIS is a yearlong service program designed specifically for first year students. Visit Campus Ministry to learn more about service opportunities at Saint Joseph's.

Do you want to explore? SJU has more than 100 student clubs and organizations ranging from Gospel Choir to Greek Life. And SJU's Student Union Board fills the SJU Events Calendar with all types of programs – from lectures to concerts to all-around fun stuff – to make sure there's always something great to do.

Do you want support? Maybe you'll get the flu and need to see a doctor or maybe you'll need a little help with one of your classes, or maybe you just need someone to talk to. Get to know the people and the resources available to you.

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