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Cabrini College

Motto: "Beneficium Supra Seipsum"
("Service Beyond One's Self")
Established 1957
Type: Private, Roman Catholic
President: Dr. Antoinette Iadarola. 1992-Present.
Faculty: 237
Undergraduates: 1,739
Postgraduates: 531 master's
Location Radnor, Pennsylvania, USA
Campus: Suburban
Mascot: Cavalier
Website: www.cabrini.edu
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Cabrini College is a coeducational Roman Catholic residential college in the Philadelphia metropolitan area of Radnor Township, Pennsylvania, founded by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in 1957. It was one of the first colleges in the United States to make community service a graduation requirement for all undergraduates. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Radnor Township is a township located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Image File history File links Portal. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Radnor Township is a municipality in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ...




The site of Cabrini College was purchased by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (MSC) in 1953. It was first named "Villa Cabrini" after the organization's namesake, Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini. At first, Villa Cabrini was an orphanage. Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (July 15, 1850 – December 22, 1917) known during her life as Mother Cabrini, was the first American citizen to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. ...

Founding and Growth

In 1957, Sister Ursula Infante established a school in the villa.[1] Upon opening, it was a female-only school of only thirty-seven students. The orphanage was still a part of the community and they shared the use of the buildings.

The first graduating class was in 1962 and in 1965. Also around this same time period, Cabrini was awarded full accredidation by the Middle States Association.

In the 1950s era, Cabrini was only made up of a few buildings. The mansion of the college was the central point of the college, housing the students, providing a cafeteria, their classrooms, their library and their chapel. In 1958, they converted the stable house to both classrooms and dormitories.[2] Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

In 1960, Cabrini finished construction on the Sacred Heart Hall (now known as Founders Hall), which was a library, cafeteria, gymnasium, and even held science laboratories. The 60s also saw the construction of a chapel in 1961 and a library in 1965.[3] Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Late 60s and Early 70s

The early seventies was a time of much change for the college. After Infante's ten-year presidency in 1967, three presidents were to follow in only three years. Sister Barbara Leonardo was president from 67-68. During her time at the college she was also a dean and taught history. In 1968, Sr. Gervase Lapadula became president, but soon had to resign due to health problems. Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

From 1969-1973, Sr. Regina Casey was president of Cabrini College. During her presidency, the college was starting to change from a girls-only to a co-educational establishment. Through a program with Eastern University, located next to the college, males started to attend classes at Cabrini. In turn, Cabrini students were offered more courses through both expansion and taking courses at Eastern. Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Eastern University is a private, co-educational, and Christian university in Pennsylvania. ...

Sr. Mary Louise Sullivan: 1972-1982

Even more changes took place between 1972 and 1982.

Mission [1]

Cabrini College's mission is to instill in students a sense of community and the common good. Cabrini's mission is also one "of the heart." Students learn about current ethical and moral issues and how they can be a positive influence in their community.

Cabrini also stresses a liberal education. Students are not only expected to learn subjects within their own major, but are also required to learn many other subjects throughout their college career. The school accomplishes this by requiring a core curriculum. Such required subjects include math, science, social science, foreign language, and religion. The term liberal education has its origins in the medieval concept of the liberal arts , but now tends to be mainly associated with the application of Enlightenment liberalism. ...

Leadership is also part of the Cabrini mission. Students have many opportunities to develop their leadership skills through group projects, extra-cirricular activities, and campus ministry.


Undergraduate Majors[4]

The list below was borrowed from the above website link.


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Finance
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing


  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Studies
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

English and Communication

  • English and Communication Major
  • English Major

Exercise Science and Health Promotion

  • Exercise Science and Health Promotion

Fine Arts

  • Fine Arts
  • Studio Arts

Graphic Design

  • Graphic Design

History and Political Science

  • History
  • Political Science
  • American Studies

Information Science and Technology

  • Computer Information Science
  • Internet Computing
  • Management Information Science

Liberal Arts


Organizational Management(accelerated)



Religious Studies

Romance Languages & Literatures

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish


  • Biology (with concentrations in):
  • Biological Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Secondary Certification in Biology
  • Biology (Minor)
  • Chemistry (This is quite deceptive - no third or fourth year chemistry courses are offered at Cabrini, and students take all these courses at other colleges. These courses include PChem I, PChem II, Inorganic Chemistryand Instrumental Analysis)
  • Environmental Science (Minor)
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy

Social Justice (Minor)

Social Work

  • Social Work


  • Sociology
  • Sociology/Criminal Justice

Graduate Majors

  • Education
  • Educational Admission
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Organizational Management
  • Project Management


Holy Spirit Library

The Holy Spirit Library is the only library on campus. It has three floors of books, two computer labs, and a few classrooms. The books are arrange in the Library of Congress filing system. Students can access the catalog through the internet.

The library also has a staff of librarians and technicians who help the students in research, writing, and problem-solving.

The Grace and Joseph Gorevin Fine Arts Gallery is located on the third floor of the library. Selected artists and senior art majors display their work, available for any one to see free of charge.

Founder's Hall

Founder's Hall is the main building for student learning. It has three floors of classrooms, most of which have modern smart boards and internet capabilities. It also has two computer labs. One lab is for instructional use, while the other is for use of education majors.

It is also the main focal point of the college's communications department. The department consists of a radio station, news room, and the graphic design studio.[5]

The hall is named for the founding president of the college, Sister Ursula Infante.

Widener Center

The Widener Center is made up of Jazzman's Café, the bookstore, the college's mail room, a lecture hall, the art studios, The Wolfington Center and the Office of Student Activities.

The Wolfington Center is the center of community service in the college. The center is run by campus ministry who put together student programs that are focused toward the common good. Their activities include Spring Break service trips, which are trips outside of the community in places like Ecuador and New York City. They also bus students into Philadelphia to volunteer at places such as soup kitchens.

Student Activities office is run by the college, but also provides room for activities such as CAP Board and Up 'Til Dawn.

Jazzman's Café is the students' on-site alternative to the cafeteria. They serve coffee and other café items. The workers hate their existence and are all rude.

Public Safety Also, the Public Safety officers feel they are important and beneficial, yet there have been two stabbings in last three years.

Center for Science, Education and Technology (SET Building)

The Center for Science, Education and Technology Building (SET) is a new addition to Cabrini College, costing $18.5 million.[6] Finished in 2005, the building is part of Cabrini's expansion and elaboration of its majors.

SET is the center point for all of the college's science classrooms and facilities. The building has a state-of-the-art lecture hall; a rooftop observatory; and biology, chemistry, physical science, and core science laboratories.

The Dixon Center

The Dixon Center is another relatively new building to Cabrini College. It is the center for all indoor sports and recreation such as basketball, weight training, dance and squash.


  • 25-foot pool
  • 3 full-length courts
  • Full gym
  • NCAA Tournament Court
  • 2 squash courts
  • Jogging track
  • Dance studio

Residence Life

Cabrini College has a total of thirteen residence halls, which includes dormitories, houses, and an apartment complex.

  1. Woodcrest Hall is a dormitory exclusively for freshman females. It only holds an approximate of about one-hundred and fifty five (155) students.[8]
  2. Xavier Hall is mostly a freshman male dormitory, but it has become more and more co-ed in recent years. It holds approximately one-hundred and sixy (160) students and is divided into "pods," which are small clusters of rooms.[9]
  3. Rooyman's Hall, is another freshman-only male dormitory. It is one of the smallest dormimtories on campus, holding approximately nineteen (19) students.[10]
  4. Maguire House, or House 1, is a mostly sophomore student dormitory that houses about twenty-two (22) students[11]
  5. Dixon House, or House 2, is also mostly Sophomore students. A larger house, it holds about eighty-three (83) students[12]
  6. Infante House, or House 3, is a female-only sophomore dormitory that houses about twenty (20).[13]
  7. McManus House, or House 4, is an upper-classmen house, females only, and houses about twenty five (25).[14]
  8. Casey House, or House 5, is almost identical in House 4 in layout. It is an upper-classmen female house housing 27 residents.[15]
  9. Lanshe House, or House 6, is a co-educational house which houses approximately 26 students.[16]
  10. Sullivan House, or House 7, houses 33 co-educational upper classmen[17]
  11. Cabrini Apartment Complex is only offered to junior and senior co-ed students and houses about 116[18]
  12. East Residence Hall, formally known as "New Residence Hall," houses mostly freshman and sophomore students and is co-educational, varying by wing. It houses 260 students.[19]
  13. West Residence Hall is Cabrini's newest dormitory, finished in 2006. It is a junior-senior dormitory that houses 138[20]


Cabrini College has many activities, ranging from Accouting to Cheerleading to Up 'Til Dawn. [2].

Campus Activities and Programming Board (CAP)

CAP Board is responsible for many of the activities on campus. Students in CAP program, organize, and run the events. Events in the past have included many Halloween activities, numerous concerts, comedians, and programs concerning contemporary issues.[21] They divide their programs into seven categories:

  • Comedy-past comedians include Eddie Ifft and Dan Levy.
  • Contemporary issues
  • Major Events
  • Music-past performers include Phantom Planet.
  • Special events
  • Spring Fling
  • Weekend programming

Eddie Ifft (b. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... For the Danny Phantom episode, see List of Danny Phantom episodes Phantom Planet is an alternative rock band from Southern California. ...

Up 'Til Dawn

Up 'Til Dawn also brings many events to Cabrini College [3]. Up 'Til Dawn is a fund-raising organization that contributes to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. They organize letter-writing parties, hold dances, collect donations, and lots more to help the children of St. Jude St. ...

Sports and Sports Clubs

Cabrini College has 17 varsity teams, 1 junior varsity team and various recreational sports clubs. The teams have affiliations with NCAA Division III, ECAC and are part of the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC). Men's teams include basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming (JV), tennis, and track and field. Their women's teams are basketball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. This article is about the sport. ... The Minnesota State Highschool Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... This article is about the sport. ... For other uses, see Lacrosse (disambiguation). ... Soccer redirects here. ... Swimmer redirects here. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a sport for men, women and children in many countries around the world. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Soft ball is also a sugar stage Softball is a team sport popular around the world but especially in the United States. ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ...


  1. ^ http://www.cabrini.edu/Library/archiveweb/PresUrsula.htm
  2. ^ http://www.cabrini.edu/Library/archiveweb/PresUrsula.htm
  3. ^ http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4196/is_20010412/ai_n10688687
  4. ^ http://www.cabrini.edu/default.aspx?pageid=115
  5. ^ http://www.cabrini.edu/default.aspx?pageid=1280
  6. ^ http://www.cabrini.edu/default.aspx?pageid=1278
  7. ^ http://www.cabrini.edu/default.aspx?pageid=1283
  8. ^ http://www.cabrini.edu/default.aspx?pageid=1029
  9. ^ http://www.cabrini.edu/default.aspx?pageid=1030
  10. ^ http://www.cabrini.edu/default.aspx?pageid=1040
  11. ^ http://www.cabrini.edu/default.aspx?pageid=1032
  12. ^ http://www.cabrini.edu/default.aspx?pageid=1033
  13. ^ http://www.cabrini.edu/default.aspx?pageid=1034
  14. ^ http://www.cabrini.edu/default.aspx?pageid=1035
  15. ^ http://www.cabrini.edu/default.aspx?pageid=1036
  16. ^ http://www.cabrini.edu/default.aspx?pageid=1037
  17. ^ http://www.cabrini.edu/default.aspx?pageid=1038
  18. ^ http://www.cabrini.edu/default.aspx?pageid=1039
  19. ^ http://www.cabrini.edu/default.aspx?pageid=1031
  20. ^ http://www.cabrini.edu/default.aspx?pageid=1370
  21. ^ http://www.cabrini.edu/default.aspx?pageid=892

External links

  • Cabrini College website
  • Cabrini College archives

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Cabrini College, a Catholic institution for men and women, is concerned with the full intellectual, personal, and social development of each student.
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