Siena Heights University was initially established in 1919 by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, a Catholic organization, as the St. Joseph's College for Women. The school was renamed in 1939 as Siena Heights College in honor of St. Catherine of Siena, Italy - a 14th century Dominican whose philosophy emphasizes truth and social responsibility. From its humble beginnings as a women's-only teaching school, Siena Heights evolved to become a co-educational institution of higher education in 1969. The college began providing adult education programs during the 1970s with weekend and evening degree completion programs. That role expanded again in 1998 when the school achieved university status, assuming its current name as Siena Heights University. Today, the school's main campus in Adrian, Michigan is flanked by several satellite locations in Southfield, Port Huron, Ann Arbor, Benton Harbor, Battle Creek, Lansing, Jackson and Monroe.
According to its stated mission, Siena Heights University is a "Catholic University founded and sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters" that "assist[s] people to become more competent, purposeful and ethical through a teaching and learning environment which respects the dignity of all."
Those living in student housing or an off campus apartment at Siena Heights University have access to the school's distinguished academic programs and fields of study. Students may pursue undergraduate degrees through the College of Arts and Sciences various divisions such as Business and Management, Social and Behavioral Science, Nursing, Humanities, Computing, Mathematics and the Sciences and Visual & Performing Arts & Teacher Education.
Student living and university living at Siena Heights University revolve around a variety of traditional campus student organizations and activities along with religious community initiatives. The Siena Saints compete in the NAIA in men's and women's sports such as baseball, basketball, bowling, lacrosse, soccer, softball, volleyball, track and field and cross country.
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