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.

St. Bonaventure University

Mission & Values

Bonnies belong here. We are united by universal human values which are informed by our Franciscan tradition.

Mission & Values
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
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
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
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
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
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
Fr. Gregory Boyle, Jesuit priest and founder of Homeboy Industries, to speak at SBU Sept. 14 Aug 15, 2022 | Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J., founder of the largest gang-intervention, rehabilitation, and reentry program in the world, will discuss the transformative work of Homeboy Industries in a September talk at St. Bonaventure University.
Jandoli Institute examines whether history can predict the future Aug 12, 2022 | A new Jandoli Institute research essay explores whether the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic will be similar to the Roaring Twenties that emerged after the 1918 influenza pandemic.
SBU seniors explore international journalism in Italian internship Aug 5, 2022 | Two rising senior journalism students at St. Bonaventure University have finished their fourth week interning at Positano News in Piano di Sorrento, Italy.
The Franciscan Institute attracts more than 600 people to its summer 2022 classes Aug 5, 2022 | As a new academic year at St. Bonaventure University approaches, the Franciscan Institute closes its summer season of Franciscan learning with a record number of participants in a variety of classes, seminars and workshops.
Alumnus visits SBU students at Oxford to share advice on resumes, networking Aug 3, 2022 | “I once sat exactly where you did,” Joshua Popsie, vice president of marketing at 1-800Accountant, told the St. Bonaventure University students assembled in the Trinity College Auditorium for a seminar preceding a weekly high table dinner.
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