Association of Colleges of Sisters of St. Joseph

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ACCU Annual Meeting Highlights
The Association of Colleges of Sisters of St. Joseph was well-represented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. President Toni Hayes (top left) from Regis College moderated a session with Fr. Bryan Massingale, President Ann McElaney-Johnson and Rosalyn Kempf, Interim Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Women's Leadership from Mount Saint Mary's University (top right) participated in a panel, Presidential Leadership on Diversity, ACSSJ Executive Director, Martha Malinski (bottom left) gave a prayer and President Emeritus Denny Golden from Fontbonne University shared his experience as a university president. 
ACSSJ Happy Hour
ACSSJ board members, mission officers, chief academic officers, and senior student affairs administrators gathered at the ACCU conference for conversation and networking.
 We Welcome All Without Distinction
The Association of Colleges of Sisters of St. Joseph (ACSSJ) stand as nine higher education institutions founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph. Today, we remain committed to the Sisters of St. Joseph’s values of inclusive love and to serve the dear neighbor without distinction. The Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities released a statement and it was signed by the seven ACSSJ campuses who are members of ACCU.  These campuses include: Avila University, Chestnut Hill College, Elms College, Fontbonne University, Mount Saint Mary's University, Regis College and St. Catherine University.  

Individual campuses have also responded to President Donald Trump's recent executive order on immigration.  Some of the statements from campus presidents are highlighted below. Click on each campus to see the full statement.

Chestnut Hill College: “We are all members of the international community and in the spirit of the Mission of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, we welcome every dear neighbor without distinction – persons of all faiths, and various immigration status. We are one human family, rich and blessed in our diversity. We are all God's children, however we name the Divine Being. On this campus, you have a home among people who care about you and welcome you as members of our community.”

Fontbonne University: “As an institution that was founded by immigrants committed to education, service and care for the dear neighbor without distinction, Fontbonne University remains committed to the values instilled by the Sisters of St. Joseph. Today we uphold those values in support and care for our international students and colleagues. We recognize and advocate for love, support, and diversity. We stand by your side.”

Mount Saint Mary's University: "I want to re-affirm Mount Saint Mary's collective commitment to taking care of all of our students, staff and faculty....As a University founded on the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet's commitment to serve "all persons without distinction," I want you to know that we will continue to do everything we can to support you.  We are here for you."

Regis College: “These are indeed uncertain times, but our values have not changed since the Sisters of Saint Joseph founded Regis 90 years ago. We will always welcome all without distinction and remain committed to caring for our dear neighbor.”

St. Catherine University: President ReBecca Roloff ’76 MBA, reiterated a message she made to the University community in December...”we welcome students of all backgrounds, and regardless of national or ethnic origin. Each of you has and will have a place in this University community. This is as true now as when our founders welcomed the daughters of immigrants in 1905. Let us all hold on to the thought that each of us does belong, and because we do, we are in a position to notice those who may feel left out for whatever reason.”

The College of Saint Rose: “The College of Saint Rose has welcomed students, faculty and staff from all faiths, backgrounds and nationalities for decades. We teach, learn from, nourish and enrich each other every day.”
Each member campus identified and mobilized resources for community members. 
New ACSSJ Interns
ACSSJ warmly welcomes new interns to our organization. Welcome! 
Mina is a senior at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. She is double majoring in business marketing and entrepreneurship. Her internship with ACSSJ commenced in January 2017. 
Alexander is a fourth year senior at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. He is a Communications Major with a Public Relations concentration and a Business Administration Minor. His internship started in January 2017. 
Thank You
ACSSJ would like to thank two board members for their leadership and service.  Sister Mary Reap, IHM from Regis College and Dr. Jack Calareso from St. Joseph's College. 
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