Saint Joseph’s College
Saint Joseph's College is a coeducational, private, Catholic liberal arts college located in Rensselaer, Indiana, United States. Over 1,000 students currently attend the College.
The College was founded in 1889 by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood (C.PP.S.) as a secondary school to educate Native Americans. In 1962, President Eisenhower dedicated the Halleck Center (named after Republican representative Charles Halleck). During the 1960s and 1970s, the Chicago Bears held their training camp at Saint Joseph's College. The 1971 film Brian's Songï¿½about Brian Piccolo, a Chicago Bears running back who died from carcinoma in the 1970sï¿½was filmed on campus. And a charity game for Joy Piccolo, the Bears vs college all-stars, was played on July 23 1971. During training camp one year, Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus was reportedly seen out on a tractor in the cornfield adjacent to the campus. The College football all-star game was played at the College's football stadium, Alumni Stadium, for many years. The main academic building burned to the ground in a disastrous fire in February 3, 1973. At the time, many thought the fire would close the school, but the school recovered.
The mission of St. Joseph's College is to provide a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, rooted in a liberal arts tradition that supports provision for career preparation and enhancement. The College prepares each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service - a life that is worthy of the Collegeï¿½s motto, Esse non videri: ï¿½To be, not to seem.ï¿½ To accomplish this, St. Josephï¿½s College has established the following goals: To offer curricula that foster the knowledge and intellectual skills associated with the liberally educated person To encourage students to develop personal value systems and responsible self-direction To foster committed participation in the local and global communities To help students develop as whole persons by providing individual attention, interactive teaching and opportunities for active participation in academic and extracurricular programs To prepare students for their careers by offering the necessary professional and pre-professional education To provide for the needs of a diversified student population with varied educational and professional experiences To foster an environment of openness to the exploration and understanding of diverse ideas, traditions and cultures To support educational programs and services that will contribute to the vitality of the communities served by the Brooklyn and Long Island campuses
180 Acres (72.8ï¿½Ha) Rural