Welcome to Saint Joseph’s College, an Educational Institution in a State of Reinvention.

Staffed by a diverse group of dedicated professionals who all share a passion for the Legacy of the College whose roots began from the Indian Normal School founded by St. Katharine Drexel, this group, named the Phoenix Team by Fr Barry Fischer, currently reside in the original building that St. Katharine built.

 Meeting the needs of the student of the 21st century while building a business model that allows for positive revenue and growth is a daunting challenge and The Team is already meeting with other Institutions, Local Business and Government Leaders, and the many Talented Alumni that all share our passion for Saint Joe as well as the belief that a lifelong process of education and growth is a fundamental need in our region and our country.

We realize that we cannot do it alone.

A renewed Saint Joseph’s College will take participation, cooperation, passion, and most importantly, contributions from all walks of life.  From the future student investing their hard-earned dollars in order to achieve their career goals, expand their mind, or challenge their spirit through a single course or a full degree.  Or educators willing to share their life experiences to help advance others. Perhaps the business seeking a difference-making workforce. And the valued Alumni who still believe that being a part of Saint Joseph’s College means being Involved for Life.  A future Saint Joseph’s College will need help both thoughtfully and financially to create a new institution that can thrive for another century or more.


Ditka - Purple TieSaint Joseph’s College wants to Thank Coach Ditka and Everyone who contributed to the Purple Tie Dinner!

Your support and enthusiasm has grossed over $100,000 for future renovations as we work towards a reopening of the Rensselaer Campus!

 More information about this special event can be found here: