Centers & Institutes
Guarini Institute For Government and Leadership
The Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership at Saint Peter’s University is a non-partisan vehicle that drives public policy discussion of some of the state’s most critical issues. Within this space, the institute hosts panel discussions with key elected officials, academics, non-profit leaders and others to discuss and debate the opportunities and challenges connected with public policies. Our events are free and open to the public and we urge our campus community and citizens across NJ to attend and build awareness of policies that impact our daily lives.
The Center for Global Learning
The Center for Global Learning organizes and manages study abroad and exchange programs, facilitates the development of faculty-led travel courses, and collaborates with the Office of Admission to support, enrich, and expand international student enrollment at Saint Peter’s University. The Center also develops international partnerships and collaborates with external agencies and organizations on outreach programs.
Center for English Language Acquisition and Culture (CELAC)
We offer English Acquisition classes for students who need help with composition reading and writing. We also offer Conversation Practice for community members and Graduate Tutoring for Saint Peter’s graduate students.
Center for Leadership Studies
Saint Peter’s University Center for Leadership Studies focuses on developing student leadership skills and perfecting the art and science of leadership education. The Center is both a resource for faculty scholarship and a vehicle for student leadership development. Its work is inspired by Saint Peter’s University’s mission to develop students to excel intellectually, serve compassionately and lead ethically. Consistent with that mission and its Jesuit identity, the Center emphasizes principle-centered, ethically-focused, morally-guided leadership theory and practices.
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning provides tools, resources and opportunities for collaboration among faculty. We support the development of faculty as teachers and scholars, grounded in the Jesuit mission. The goal of the Center is to support and foster the development of faculty as teachers and scholars and provide a venue for dialogue and the sharing of resources among faculty. The Center was founded in 2009 by Dr. Frederick Bonato and Dr. David Surrey with a focus on classroom pedagogy.
STEM Engagement & Empowerment Center
The STEM Engagement & Empowerment Center offers academic, career, and student life support to enable students to achieve their academic and career goals. The Center is a multi-purpose space used for tutoring sessions, workshops, and programs. It can also be used for meetings, collaboration, and supplemental instruction sessions.
The Ignite Institute, a Center of Excellence at Saint Peter’s University, sparks the spirit of entrepreneurship through education, business planning, community-partnered programs and research both on campus and regionally. It positively impacts local economic development as a hub for entrepreneurial empowerment and thought leadership for public, private and nonprofit stakeholders.
The Data Science Institute
With our new state-of-the-art Data Science laboratory, the Institute fosters interdisciplinary collaboration with students, faculty and industry at the frontiers of data analytics and big data. Students and faculty are advancing research to unlock the potential of data to transform our knowledge and thinking.
The Center for Undocumented Students
The mission of TCUS is to support the academic work of undocumented students at the University, to shed intellectual light on the political and economic realities of immigration in our world today and to create a community where undocumented students feel welcome. TCUS will work with community organizations, government agencies, high schools and other Jesuit colleges and universities to create better access to higher education and increase retention rates among undocumented youth.
Cyber Security Center
Our Government has identified Cyber Security as one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation and has ear-marked cybersecurity education as a major part of its Comprehensive National Cyber Security Initiative. According to a study conducted by Symantec, more than 317 million new pieces of malware — computer viruses or other malicious software — were created last year. That means nearly one million new threats were released each day.
Center for Microplasma Science and Technology
CMST engages in sponsored research programs dedicated to improving our Nation’s scientific and technological capabilities. As an affiliated entity of Saint Peter’s Department of Applied Science and Technology (DAST), CMST supports the three core Institutional missions of Research, Education, and Public Service.
Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
The Center will support faculty and students in their efforts to engage in meaningful research concerning the Holocaust, genocide and related human rights issues. Helping faculty to conduct significant research in these areas will sustain education in the classroom and beyond. By providing research opportunities to students the Center hopes to encourage the next generation of educators and researchers on this topic.
Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Saint Peter’s University has established the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to lead the development and implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives that will support the University’s mission, goals and strategic plan. The Office will promote the importance and value of a diverse and inclusive campus environment by engaging faculty, staff and students.