President's Welcome

Welcome to Canisius College! Since its founding in downtown Buffalo in 1870, Canisius has been committed to advancing knowledge, developing leadership in our students, and promoting the Jesuit-style of education that focuses on care for the whole person. We offer an education that we know is transformational -- it unlocks in our students a passion for excellence and service to the world.  Our message to our current and prospective students is, YOU CAN.  At Canisius, YOU CAN take advantage of outstanding and rigorous academic programs that prepare you for a complex global world.  YOU CAN participate in unique experiential learning opportunities. YOU CAN develop leadership skills for a lifetime through clubs and organizations.
Thank you for your interest in Canisius. We invite you to learn more about our distinctive approach to education, our impact on the Western New York community and the traditions and vision that guide our future.

John J. Hurley, '78,  President