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
Victoria Vega of Hornell to give student address at St. Bonaventure Recognition Ceremony Dec 2, 2022 | Graduate student Victoria Vega of Hornell will give the student address during St. Bonaventure University’s December Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 17.
Successful #GivingTuesdayatBonas supports social justice and service programs Nov 30, 2022 | The incredible generosity of the St. Bonaventure University community was on display during the Nov. 29 #GivingTuesdayatBonas.
Camoin, ’88, working on documentary about history of St. Bonaventure basketball Nov 30, 2022 | Mike Camoin, '88, is determined to tell a story more than 100 years in the making.
Bonnies square off with Brown Saturday with trip to rugby national title game on the line Nov 30, 2022 | St. Bonaventure can return to the scene of their 2021 national title by defeating Brown, the unbeaten Liberty Conference champions, Saturday in the semifinals of the National Collegiate Rugby D-1 tournament at Penn State-Berks.
St. Bonaventure students make presentations at physical education and sport studies state conference Nov 30, 2022 | Students at St. Bonaventure University presented at the 84th annual conference of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, held Nov. 18 at the Turning Stone Convention Center in Verona, New York.
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