Association of Colleges of
Sisters of Saint Joseph


In July, I was honored to join over thirty colleagues from the member campuses at the Federation of Sisters of St. Joseph’s Event 2016 entitled, “Our emerging story of being ONE… God’s love unfolding”.  For the first time, the Federation extended an invitation for the event to women and men who are partners in their ministry.  Through speakers, panelists and table conversations, I gained new knowledge and was inspired.  A highlight of my time was to meet with Association of Colleges of Sisters of St. Joseph's Presidents, board members, faculty, staff, students and friends at the gathering.  By sitting together, we were able to have conversations about how we could "emerge as one".  It was clear that our charism is what provides the frame and tradition from which we find commonality.  

Now as a new academic year is upon us, ACSSJ is focused on developing and deepening relationships to create collaborative endeavors together to communicate the essence and value of a Sisters of St. Joseph education. It is our work of emerging as one strong organization. With our new strategic plan to guide us, we are embarking on new collaborative endeavors to communicate the essence and value of a Sisters of St. Joseph education. I hope you will join us. 

Martha Malinski
Executive Director 

Summer Highlights

U.S. Federation Sisters of Saint Joseph Event 2016

Nearly 700, Sisters of St. Joseph and partners in ministry joined together to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Federation.Thanks to those colleagues who joined us at US Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph's Event 2016.
Catholic Relief Services SALT Summit 2016

Members from Mount Saint Mary's University and Avila University attended the Catholic Relief Services SALT Summit. At the conference they were able to learn about global social justice issues in Baltimore with 47 other colleges. They completed their trip in Washington, D.C. to do advocacy work on Capitol Hill with their state congress people.

Association for Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities Conference 
Regis College colleagues (top), Elms College and St. Catherine University colleagues (bottom), attended the Association for Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities Conference 2016 at St. Norbert College.
More highlights can be found on the ACSSJ website.
Spring Break 2016 Highlights
Chestnut Hill College
Campus Ministry collaborates with Young People Who Care, Inc. in Frenchville, Pennsylvania to be ready for any good work. Through work in the community and evening reflections, students come to see each person they encounter as a dear neighbor and, see the reality of rural poverty.
College of Our Lady of the Elms
Eight students and two adults traveled to Mandeville, Jamaica to volunteer with Passionist Volunteers International. While there, the group participated in a variety of volunteer work which included offering basic health care services. Group chaperones were Br. Michael Duffy of the Nursing Department of Elms College and Eileen Kirk, Assistant Director of Campus Ministry.
St. Joseph's College 
In May 2013 a tornado destroyed Moore, Oklahoma. The damage was extensive and efforts to rebuild are still in process. As an alternative winter break (2016), 18 students and 2 faculty members flew to Oklahoma to aid in the rebuilding process.
 Check out our website for more highlights soon.

New Interns

Web Site Design Intern
Rebecca Cao

College of Our Lady of the Elms
Class of 2017

Rebecca is a senior at Elms College. She is double majoring in Computer Information Technology and Nursing.  
Student Exchange Program
Marketing Intern
Rebecca Daml

St. Catherine University
Class of 2018
Rebecca is a junior at St. Catherine University. She is majoring in Business Administration: Marketing and Management with minors in Sales and Spanish
Graphic and Marketing Intern
Cora Lundquist

St. Catherine University
Class of 2018

Cora is a junior at St. Catherine University. She is majoring in Business Administration: Marketing and Management with a minor in Sales and Integrated Marketing and Communications Design.
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Call for 2018 Conference Site Proposals

The annual ASACCU Conference is an opportunity for member institutions to showcase their campus, the work of the student affairs division, and to highlight how the Catholic Identity of their campus is expressed.  The RFP submission deadline is October 17, 2016.  Click here for the 2018 RFP document.

Council of Independent Colleges 
Chief Academic Officer Meeting
November 5-8
New Orleans 

Association of Colleges of Sisters of Saint Joseph Chief Academic Officers & Deans will meet on Monday, November 7, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. for breakfast and discussion. 
Host: Colleen Hegranes, Executive Vice President and Provost, St. Catherine University

Over 110 Years of Educating Students

Avila University, Kansas City, MO
Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA
College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, MA
Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO
Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles, CA
Regis College, Weston, MA
St. Catherine University, St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN
St. Joseph's College, Brooklyn & Long Island, NY
The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
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