College of St. Elizabeth goes coed

by | Jun 20, 2015 | News

Seal_of_College_of_Saint_ElizabethStatement  that the College of St. Elizabeth goes coed…

The College of Saint Elizabeth, which has provided undergraduate education for young women since 1899, will become fully coeducational for fall 2016. This decision to accept male students into the daytime programs was made by the Board of Trustees on June 12, 2015, after more than a year of intensive analysis, study and meetings with key campus groups including students, faculty, alumni and staff.

The College’s decision is in alignment with the strong history of the Sisters of Charity.  “Going coeducational embraces our past and broadens our reach,” said Sister Rosemary Moynihan, Chair, Board of Trustees of the College.

“It will enable us to maintain our commitment to the Sisters of Charity, whose mission is to serve where there is need. In 1899 that need was for the education of young women. Today, the need is to produce servant leaders of both women and men who are committed to making the world a better place.”

“We have a 115-year history of transforming lives and educating first generation college students. We recognize there is an opportunity to do this for both women and men. We intend to be the preferred, reliable source of qualified and talented students of promise,” said President Helen J. Streubert.

“Therefore, the decision to go coeducational will allow us to make our dynamic learning environment available to increasing numbers of women who would not otherwise have considered us, and to male students who will also benefit from the mission and values that CSE represents. This extended reach will enhance our community and give us the opportunity to expand our academic program offerings.”