St. Joseph's College (SJC) is a private liberal arts college in New York State, with campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn, and in Patchogue, Long Island. The college provides education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, offering degrees in more than 54 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.
Originally named St. Joseph's College for Women, the college was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, in response to the need for a day college for young women. It is the only historical women's college in the borough of Brooklyn, NY. SJC received its provisional charter from the Regents of the University of the State of New York on February 24, 1916. After the college outgrew its original Brooklyn facilities at 286 Washington Avenue, it moved to its present site at 245 Clinton Avenue in 1918. The college's first baccalaureate degrees were conferred on fourteen graduates on June 17, 1920, and the first valedictorian was Beverly Stubbenhouser. The College was accredited in 1928 by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
St. Joseph's-Long Island Golden Eagles
The Long Island Campus of St. Joseph's College has a 24.8 acre, outdoor sports facility, now home to baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer and tennis. The Long Island Campus, known athletically as the Golden Eagles, is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III (NCAA D-III), and competes in the Skyline Conference. St. Joseph's-Long Island sponsors the following teams: baseball, men's basketball, cross country, golf, tennis, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, women's basketball, cross country, equestrian, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, swimming and volleyball.
St. Joseph's-Brooklyn Bears
The Brooklyn Campus, known athletically as the Bears, is a member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), and competes in the following athletic conferences: Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference (HVMAC) for men's sports; and the Hudson Valley Women's Athletic Conference (HVWAC) for women's sports. St. Joseph's-Brooklyn sponsors the following teams: men's baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, volleyball, women's basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball.
On September 9, 2014, St. Joseph's-Brooklyn had accepted an invite to join the NCAA Division III ranks, primarily competing for the Skyline Conference, effective with the 2015-16 academic year.
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