Le Moyne College is a private, Jesuit college located in Syracuse, New York and the only comprehensive Catholic college in Central New York. Le Moyne College is named for Father Simon Le Moyne, S.J. (1604 – 1665), a Jesuit priest in Lower Canada who is most notable for his work as a peace ambassador to the Iroquois. One of only twenty-eight Jesuit colleges and universities in the nation, Le Moyne College is the second youngest, having been established in 1946. However, Le Moyne College is the first college founded by the Society of Jesus that was established as a coeducational institution from the beginning.
Academic ProgramsLe Moyne College’s mission is to be a “diverse learning community that strives for academic excellence in the Catholic and Jesuit tradition through its comprehensive programs rooted in the liberal arts and sciences.” The College’s mission statement continues, “…emphasis is [placed] on education of the whole person and on the search for meaning and value as integral parts of the intellectual life. Le Moyne College seeks to prepare its members for leadership and service in their personal and professional lives to promote a more just society.” Le Moyne College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and has been so since 1953.
More than 30 undergraduate majors are offered at Le Moyne College through its several colleges, schools and centers, including: the College of Arts & Sciences; Madden School of Business; Purcell School of Professional Studies; Center for Continuing Education; McDevitt Center; Center for the Study of Environmental Change; and the Center for Urban and Regional Applied Research. Le Moyne College also offers graduate programs which are designed to blend “critical theory with practical experience” in the areas of Arts Administration, Business & Information Systems, Education, Family Nurse Practitioner, Occupational Therapy, and Physician Assistant Studies.
Student LifeLe Moyne College has a total undergraduate enrollment figure of more than 3,000, the majority of which are undergraduate students. Le Moyne College requires all of its students to reside on campus, with special exceptions made for students who are living with a parent or guardian. Housing is offered through a number of traditional residence halls, apartments and townhouses. Le Moyne College’s LaCasse Dining Center underwent a complete refurbish in 2012 as part of a $3 million makeover. The Dining Center is managed by Sodexo and features a wide range of ‘stations’ which offer a variety of healthy options for students. The Dining Center is open seven days a week and serves three meals a day, Monday to Friday and brunch and dinner on the weekends.
Le Moyne College recognizes more than 80 student led clubs which cater to a wide variety of interests, including organizations focused on the visual & performing arts; entertainment & literature; service & social action; student government; academic & professional; and multicultural issues. An NCAA Division II school, Le Moyne College varsity athletic teams compete in the Northeast 10 Conference. In addition, students enjoy a variety of intramural and club sports.