ABOUT SBU

We believe education should be a transformational experience, one enriched by the tools to love more humanely, deeply and well in the world.



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Welcome

Our Mission

St. Bonaventure is a Catholic university dedicated to educational excellence as informed by our Franciscan and liberal arts traditions. In the words of our patron, we believe that there should be “no knowledge without love,” and thus seek to transform the lives of our students, inspiring in them a lifelong commitment to service and citizenship.

St. Bonaventure embraces students, faculty and staff of all faiths and cultures and strives to bring out the best in every individual through meaningful relationships. As an academic and spiritual community, we endeavor to prepare our students for the challenges they will face in their professional careers and personal lives.

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University Information

As an academic and spiritual community, we endeavor to prepare our students for the challenges they will face in their professional careers and personal lives.

University Information
Accreditations & Rankings

St. Bonaventure is recognized for academic excellence by distinctive accrediting organizations and is consistently rated as a top university in the Northeast.

Accreditations & Rankings
Directories & Administration

We are a community. Our faculty and staff dedicate themselves to making connections - among themselves, their courses and, most importantly, our students.

Directories & Administration
Career Opportunities

Exciting career opportunities are available at St. Bonaventure. Contact our Human Resources staff today.

Career Opportunities
History

Founded in 1858 to promote Catholic-Franciscan education, we continue to pursue academic excellence through personalized attention that reflects the Franciscan tradition of valuing human relationships.

History
Community Programs

We are an integral part of the Olean and Allegany communities and we take great pride in sharing our facilities and expertise with our neighbors.

Community Programs
Map & Directions

The St. Bonaventure University campus is spread over 500 acres in a valley surrounded by the Allegheny foothills of southwestern New York state, a region known as the Southern Tier.

Maps & Directions
University Strategic Plan

SBU’s five-year strategic plan (2021-2026) boldly commits to our Franciscan mission and heritage, continued innovation and a new culture of strategic thinking.

Strategic Plan
News & Events
SBU chemistry graduates eligible for automatic acceptance into UB doctoral program Feb 15, 2024 | Students who graduate with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from St. Bonaventure University are now eligible for automatic acceptance into the Ph.D. in chemistry program at the University at Buffalo.
St. Bonaventure professors collaborate on interdisciplinary hybrid journalism stories Feb 13, 2024 | The Jandoli Institute at St. Bonaventure University has launched a second round of its Hybrid Journalism Project in which professors from different disciplines will partner with faculty from the Jandoli School of Communication to develop and produce news stories.
Six St. Bonaventure alumni named to university’s Alumni Council Feb 9, 2024 | Six alumni spanning 50 years of St. Bonaventure history have been named to the university’s Alumni Council.
Lahaie to join Franciscan women in discussion of poverty issues Feb 9, 2024 | Franciscans International recently invited Dr. Myka Lahaie, assistant professor of theology and Franciscan studies, to participate in a cohort of Franciscan women who will engage in discussions and events at the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women in March.
Mackowski book illustrates the devastation of the Civil War Feb 9, 2024 | Dr. Chris Mackowski, professor of journalism and mass communication in the Jandoli School, has a new publication due out next week.
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