Strategic Plan

Advancing Excellence in Living and Learning

Bright, motivated students—many the first in their families to attend college—are flocking to Saint Peter’s. Further development of a high-quality learning and living environment ensures that these diverse students (who now hail from across the nation and around the world) are fully prepared for a lifetime of learning, leadership and service. VISION 2015 calls for investments that will engage our student body further, strengthen academic excellence and build a better campus.

Engaging our Student Body Further

The definitive Saint Peter’s experience is one based on meaningful interaction in and out of the classroom. Our aim is for more students to take full advantage of the great diversity of internship, service, social justice and cultural opportunities in Jersey City and New York. Advancing the College’s Division I athletics program will also add to the vitality of the Saint Peter’s experience.

We envision a learning and living environment where faculty, staff and administrators will work together to enrich the residential experience and foster the education of the whole person.

“Often at colleges you’ll find a division between academic and student affairs,” said Maryellen Hamilton, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and captain of the Advancing Excellence in Learning and Living Strategic Planning Team. “This plan is about thinking outside the box and looking at the whole experience of the student in a very unified way.”

Strengthening our Culture of Academic Excellence

Jesuit education demands excellence in investigating and appropriating new ideas. Through further investment and development of one of Saint Peter’s greatest assets—our highly qualified and dedicated faculty—we will achieve higher academic standards and greater visibility as an institution that is recognized for its innovative programs and for meeting the world’s emerging needs.

Building a Better Campus

Facilities matter. Especially when the goal is to assure that the College continues to attract and graduate students who meet the high expectations of a Saint Peter’s education. We will create a campus environment that supports excellence through a proactive program that builds new facilities— the College’s first student center and additional campus housing—and improves existing infrastructure to create a more attractive, urban campus.

Saint Peter’s College: Vision 2015

The College will be on the verge of opening its multi-million dollar student center, a signature facility designed to be the centerpiece of a vibrant city campus. A greater number of students will participate in a host of life-changing experiences, from student/faculty research projects to study-abroad programs. More people and organizations in the metropolitan region and beyond will look to Saint Peter’s to inform, educate and bring about a more just and humane world.