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Canisius College

Established 1870
Type Private
President Fr Vincent Cooke S.J.
Undergraduates 3,468
Postgraduates 1,389
Location Buffalo, New York, United States
Colors Blue and Gold
Mascot Golden Griffin
Affiliations Jesuit
Website http://www.canisius.edu

Canisius College (pronounced IPA: /kəˈniːʃəs/) is a private Catholic college in the Hamlin Park district of north-central Buffalo, New York. It was founded in 1870 by the Jesuits. It is named for St. Peter Canisius, a Dutch Jesuit of the 16th century, who spent his active life as an apostle to post-Reformation Germany. As of 2007, Canisius has 3,468 undergraduates and 1,389 graduate students. The freshman class of 2010 currently contains 755 students. The 58-acre campus houses 37 buildings. The school is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. 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. ... 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. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State Coordinates: , Country State County Erie Government  - Mayor Byron Brown (D) Area  - Total 52. ... This article is about the state. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... 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... College (Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an educational institution. ... Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State Coordinates: , Country State County Erie Government  - Mayor Byron Brown (D) Area  - Total 52. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... Petrus Canisius (May 8, 1521 – December 21, 1597) was a Roman Catholic teacher and preacher in Germany, Austria, and Bohemia, fighting against the spread of Protestantism. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ... The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities or AJCU is an American voluntary service organization based in Washington, D.C. whose mission is to serve its member institutions, the 28 colleges and universities in the United States administered by the Society of Jesus. ...

Canisius College consists of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Wehle School of Business, and the School of Education and Human Services.



U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks Canisius as one of the best regional schools in its "North Region." Canisius was included in Kaplan's list of "America's 367 Most Interesting Schools." U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... Kaplan or Caplan is a Jewish or Turkish family name that may also refer to one of the following: An interesting point is that immigrants of Jewish origin arriving at the port of Baltimore received a C - Caplan, whereas those who arrived at the port of New York City (Ellis...


Canisius is home to more than 70 majors, minors and special programs through the College of Arts & Sciences, the Richard J. Wehle School of Business, and the School of Education and Human Services. Canisius is accredited by the Middle States Association Commission on Higher Education, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Some of the most prominent programs at the college are; Accounting, Finance, Biology, Chemistry, and Education. Biology and Chemistry majors at Canisius in the past five years have had high acceptance rates into the graduate school of their choice. The Canisius accounting program consistently ranks among the top programs in New York State and the U.S. based on student pass rates on the CPA exam according to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. The finance program at Canisius has The Golden Griffin Fund which requires students to research, create, and manage portfolio holdings (stocks); analyze and recommend companies to add to the portfolio; and grow the fund through the solicitation of new investors. The fund started in 2003 with $100,000. AACSB International--The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), founded in 1916, has granted specialized business school accreditation to more than 500 degree-granting institutions in 30 countries. ... It has been suggested that Accounting scholarship be merged into this article or section. ... Finance studies and addresses the ways in which individuals, businesses, and organizations raise, allocate, and use monetary resources over time, taking into account the risks entailed in their projects. ... Biology studies the variety of life (clockwise from top-left) E. coli, tree fern, gazelle, Goliath beetle Biology (from Greek: βίος, bio, life; and λόγος, logos, knowledge), also referred to as the biological sciences, is the study of living organisms utilizing the scientific method. ... For other uses, see Chemistry (disambiguation). ...

Student life

Canisius College's motto is "Where leaders are made". Although Canisius College enjoys the atmosphere of a small liberal arts college, it also offers the opportunity of big-city entertainment and amenities. For example, the Buffalo Sabres are a short train ride downtown. The college offers discount tickets, and competitions to get tickets at various times through out the year. Popular programs such as the Best of Buffalo series and the annual Fall Semi-Formal dance offer students an opportunity to experience the "City of Good Neighbors." Other popular student sponsored programs include Mr. Canisius, Mass of the Holy Spirit Fall BBQ, and Springfest (quad party). The Buffalo Sabres is the best professional ice hockey team around. ...


Canisius Golden Griffins logo
Canisius Golden Griffins logo

The Canisius College Golden Griffinss are composed of 16 teams including men's and women's basketball, cheerleading, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, and swimming and diving. Men's sports include baseball, ice hockey, and golf. Women's sports include volleyball, synchronized swimming, and softball. The most popular teams are the men's basketball and men's ice hockey teams, both of which engage in heated local rivalries with Niagara University and occasionally compete in their respective NCAA tournaments Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Niagara University is a Roman Catholic university in the Vincentian tradition, located in the Town of Lewiston in Niagara County, New York. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ...

In addition to Division I Varsity sports Canisius offers structured intramuals sports to provide students, faculty and staff the opportunity to participate in a variety of competitive and recreational sports activities, students have more than 1,000 students play on over 140 teams, in 17 different men's, women's, and coed activities.

Fight Song

Canisius College March
On with a march, march, march to victory.
Our hearts are gay today, we're in the fray today.
On with a step, step, step triumphantly
We'll raise a chorus strong
To sing this battle song;
Go up, go up, go up, never say done to Canisius men
Fight on, fight on, fight on tho' you have won and won again
Cheer with a shout, shout, shout exultantly
Lift up your eyes to see our Griffin victory
Hail to you blue and gold, the victory is ours today;
With loyal sons of old our youthful hearts and bold
Will rush your banners onward through the fray
And fight, fight, fight on you Griffin men
ev'ry foe is put to flight;
And onward thru the fray triumphantly
You march in your victorious might!


Canisius College is the Reserve Officer Training Corps hub for Western New York. The Golden Griffin Battalion is composed of students from Canisius, University at Buffalo (UB), Buffalo State College, Hilbert College, D'Youville College, Daemen College, Medaille College and Erie Community College. ROTC links here. ... Western New York refers to the westernmost region of New York State. ... University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (UB) (also known as SUNY Buffalo) is a coeducational public research university, which has multiple campuses located in Buffalo and Amherst, New York, USA. Offering 84 bachelors, 184 masters and 78 doctoral degrees, it is the largest and most... Buffalo State College, often referred to colloquially as Buff State, is a public, liberal arts college in Buffalo, New York and is part of the State University of New York. ... Hilbert College is located in the Town of Hamburg, south of Buffalo, New York. ... DYouville College is a private, coeducational college located on the West Side of Buffalo, New York, a few blocks from the international Peace Bridge. ... Daemen College is located on Main Street in Amherst, New York. ... Categories: University stubs | Erie County, New York | Universities and colleges in New York ... Erie Community College, or ECC, is a two-year community college sponsored by SUNY and Erie County, New York. ...

Students may enroll in ROTC during their freshman and sophomore years as a free elective and owe no obligation to the military. ROTC classes are based upon leadership, teamwork, confidence building, and military strategy. Students may receive four, three and one half, three, and two-year scholarships from the United States Army and their respective school based on a tough interview, physical, and application process. In return the cadet is required to serve active duty as a second lieutenant for four years after graduation. The Golden Griffin Battalion is the number 3 battalion in the northeast region of the United States. The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... A cadet is a future officer in the military. ... Second Lieutenant is the lowest commissioned rank in many armed forces. ...


Canisius is served by two stations on the Buffalo Metro Rail. In addition Canisius is accessible via numerous Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority bus routes and by car. Canisius is only a short drive from the I-90. Buffalo Metro Rail train entering Allen-Medical Campus station Buffalo Metro Rail is the public transit rail system in Buffalo, New York; it is operated by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, or NFTA. The system consists of a single, 6. ... The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) is the local provider of public transportation for Erie and Niagara counties in New York. ... Interstate 90 is the longest interstate highway in the United States. ...

Notable alumni and faculty

Main article: List of Canisius College people
Congressman Bill Paxon (R-NY) class of '77
Congressman Bill Paxon (R-NY) class of '77

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