Canisius College is a private, 4-year Jesuit school located in Buffalo, NY. The college was founded in 1870 by the Society of Jesus and is one of 28 Jesuit Colleges in the country; the school was started after a church split which led to the establishment of the school aimed at educating the children of German immigrants. The campus includes a labyrinth of tunnels which serve practical uses— ease of access across campus and to help keep warm through western New York winters. The campus features a blend of collegiate Gothic, modern and contemporary architecture, centered around a main academic quad, with Main Street dividing the campus into two sections – academic and residential. Buffalo is close to two Great Lakes, the city of Toronto, and Niagara Falls, so there is a myriad of available activities in the local area.