Celebrating 150+ Years of Excellence

From our first cohort of 35 Griffs studying at a downtown campus to our strong alumni network of more than 49,000 worldwide, the story of Canisius College is one of scholarship, values and lifelong connections. 

Our History

While some things have endured, much has changed throughout our 150-year history. Learn about the people, traditions and major milestones that have shaped Canisius into the college community we know today.