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.



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Welcome

Our Mission

St. Bonaventure is a Catholic university dedicated to educational excellence as informed by our Franciscan and liberal arts traditions. In the words of our patron, we believe that there should be “no knowledge without love,” and thus seek to transform the lives of our students, inspiring in them a lifelong commitment to service and citizenship.

St. Bonaventure embraces students, faculty and staff of all faiths and cultures and strives to bring out the best in every individual through meaningful relationships. 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.

Learn more at Mission & Values

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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
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
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
Career Opportunities

Exciting career opportunities are available at St. Bonaventure. Contact our Human Resources staff today.

Career Opportunities
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
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
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
SBU’s Franciscan Institute appoints Dr. Krijn Pansters as general editor of Franciscan Studies Feb 28, 2024 | Fr. David B. Couturier, O.F.M. Cap., executive director of the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University, has appointed Dr. Krijn Pansters as the new general editor of the institute’s premier academic journal, Franciscan Studies.
Senecas, St. Bonaventure launch committee to strengthen ties between Nation, university Feb 23, 2024 | Leaders of the Seneca Nation and the St. Bonaventure University community met this month for the first time since the two institutions agreed last fall to rekindle their relationship.
Educator and DEI leader Lori V. Quigley to discuss indigenous perspectives during visit to SBU Feb 23, 2024 | St. Bonaventure University is pleased to welcome alumna Lori V. Quigley, ’81, as the Spring 2024 Lenna Visiting Professor, March 11-22.
Hart addresses Alabama Speech-Language Hearing Association Feb 23, 2024 | Dr. Pam Hart, CCC-SLP, director of the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program, was invited to speak at the Alabama Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, held Feb. 7-9 in Birmingham, Alabama.
Bynoe invited to present paper; To serve as section editor for new series Feb 23, 2024 | Dr. Tyrone Bynoe, associate professor and director of the educational leadership programs leading to advanced supervisory licensure, has been accepted — in an invited and blind review — to present a paper on the “Historical Origins of School Finance Equalization” at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Curriculum History in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on April 10.
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