Student Life

Adult Student Life

Adult Student Organizations

Our campus has many organizations for students that we encourage you to join! A full list of all the clubs is available to you on the Student Leadership and Activities website http://www.sju.edu/studentlife/studentleadership/organizations.html. All SJU students are free to join any of the University's groups. If there is a student interest not represented in these listings, students are encouraged to assemble and form a student group. For more information on how to create a new group on campus, please review the Adult Student Organizations Handbook. The forms you need to form the new organization are on the menu to the left under "Forms for Student Clubs."  Please see below for information on three of the many groups you can join.

Chinese Students Association (CSA)

Objectives of CSA:

  • 1) To help newly arriving students and scholars from China settle in and adapt to the new cultural environment;
  • 2) To coordinate and organize the entertaining activities such as movie parties, various traditional performances, and other scientific and cultural events;
  • 3) To establish and promote friendship among students and scholars from China and other countries

Membership

  • 1) Any student at Saint Joseph's University is eligible to be an active member and may hold office.
  • 2) Non-students may act as associate members, but may not vote or hold office.

For additional information or questions, please contact CSA's advisor, Mary Ann Cloney.

Phone: 610-660-3027 Email: mcloney@sju.edu

The Saudi Students Club (SSC)

Who we are: (Objects)

Non profitable student organization that serve all the Saudi students at SJU and introduce the Saudi Culture to Philadelphia Community

The purposes of this club are:

  • 1) To provide Saudi students at SJU and the city of Philadelphia an opportunity to represent the culture, religion, history, and heritage of Saudi Arabia and to educate the campus community and the city of Philadelphia about Saudi Arabians at large.
  • 2) To provide an enhanced social life by bringing all Saudi students together in spirit and action.
  • 3) To offer academic support.
  • 4) To show the reality about Islam and Saudi women to American People.
  • 5) To bridge the gap between Saudi Students and American students.

For additional information or questions, please contact SSC's advisor, Jennifer Sommerkorn.

Phone: 610-660-3491 Email: jsommerk@sju.edu

Shooting Stars

Purpose

  • 1) The mission of Shooting Stars is to improve the quality of life for Hospice home patients at the Sacred Heart Home and surrounding Philadelphia region through physical interaction and event planning. While the program's future goal will be to grant the dying wish of each individual patient, Shooting Stars will seek to reinforce Sacred Heart Home's mission to "...make our guests glad they crossed the threshold that is to be their last boundary. We must make them as comfortable and happy as if their own people had kept them and put them into the very best bedroom. We must love them. Each patient is given the physical, spiritual, and emotional support needed to accept the limitations imposed by illness." With our Jesuit tradition as a foundation, Magis, Cura Personalis, Ad Majorem Dei Glorium, Men and Women with and for others, and Seeing God in All Things, Shooting Stars members will reconnect life and death in order to benefit others.
  • 2) To further realize the Shooting Star's mission, volunteers will work with faculty and the Sacred Heart Home staff to explore a service learning course for full and part-time students. The goal will be to promote collaboration between full and part-time students at Saint Joseph's University.
  • 3) Volunteers will also establish routine discussion forums to communicate what each member has learned from their experiences. Too often students that finish a service learning course become disconnected with the individuals and agencies they have served. Shooting Stars will seek to provide a means for continuing volunteer opportunities beyond service-based classes, especially important in working with the dying.

Membership

  • 1) Any undergraduate student at the Saint Joseph's University is eligible to be an active member and may hold office.
  • 2) Any professional liberal studies, graduate, or alumni is eligible to be an active member and may hold a liaison, not an officer, position.
  • 3) Any non-Saint Joseph's University student may act as an associate member and participate in volunteering activities, but may not vote.

For additional information or questions, please contact Shooting Star's advisor, Dr. Francis Bernt.

Phone: 610-660-1274 Email: fbernt@sju.edu

Toastmaster Club of Saint Joseph's University

Mission of Toastmaster

The mission of a Toastmaster club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every individual member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.

In order to carry out this mission, this club shall:

  • 1. Help its individual members improve their abilities to communicate effectively
  • 2. Provide for its individual members' instruction, educational materials and opportunities which will give them skill and experience in the preparation and delivery of speeches
  • 3. Encourage its individual members to read and to listen analytically
  • 4. Provide for its individual members' fair and constructive evaluation of their effort toward self improvement
  • 5. Increase its individual members' knowledge of the rules of parliamentary procedures and their skills in conducting meetings and participating in group discussion
  • 6. Afford leadership training for its individual members
  • 7. Provide opportunities and encouragement for its individual members to appear before audiences and to express their thoughts creditably

Membership

1. All individual members of this club shall be at least 18 years of age. No person shall be excluded from individual membership in, or from any program or activity of, this club because of age (except those persons under 18 years of age), race, color, creed, gender, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability, so long as the individual, through his or her own effort, is able to participate in the program.

2. This club is a private association, and membership herein shall be by invitation only. Any individual member may sponsor an eligible prospective individual member, and invite him or her to join this club so long as the person is not currently suspended or removed from good standing with Toastmaster International under Article III, Section 8, of the Bylaws of Toastmaster International.

For additional information or questions, please contact Toastmaster's advisor, Patricia Rafferty.

Phone: 610-660-1318 Email: patricia.rafferty@sju.edu