My Hijab Is a Badge of Honor

The hijab is not a symbol of oppression – it stands for respect for Allah and oneself, and is often seen as empowering by those who wear it.


Service toService to the poor and marginalized, affirmation of the unique worth of each person, appreciation for beauty, reverence for all creation, and faith in a personal and provident God—these are the values and vision of St. Francis of Assisi.

Siena, as you may already know, is a Franciscan community. Friendship and respect are of the utmost importance to us, as is our commitment to building a world that is more just, peaceable, and humane.
Center for International Programs

Saints Around the World: Dakar, Senegal

St. Louis, Missouri was founded by French fur traders in 1764. They named the new trading post along the Mississippi River, St. Louis, in honor of Louis IX, the only King of France to be canonized in the Catholic Church. But Ndeye Tall '22 (above, right) isn't spending her spring semester in Missouri.
Academics, Admissions

Every Student Has a Story: Emily Nash '23

Emily Nash '23 was unexpectedly pulled out of class and directed to the principal's office. She hadn't done anything wrong, but a fleet of news vehicles and live trucks had descended on tiny Lunenburg High School. The reporters were all there to speak to Nash...

Our Beacon of Hope

The COVID vaccine is safe, effective, and it will allow Siena to get back to regular campus life.

The Intern Journal: Regeneron

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals is a multi-billion dollar biotechnology company that develops life-transforming medicines to combat serious illnesses. In 2012, the company produced approximately $1.4 billion in revenue. A modest figure compared to its $7.8 billion haul seven years later. The company employees more than 8,000 people in five different locations throughout the U.S. Amal Thomas '22 is hoping to join the payroll next year.

Flash of Genius

The Stack Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship held a virtual Spring 2021 Spark Tank on March 30, with winners announced the following day. Entering teams represented undergraduate students from all three schools at Siena, as well as the graduate MBA program.

What Were You Wearing?

“What were you wearing?” is sadly and inappropriately often asked of survivors of sexual assault, as though they were somehow inviting rape by their choice of clothing. To show that garment choice is unrelated to sexual violence, and to allow people to see themselves reflected in the experience of these survivors and their everyday outfits, Siena’s Title IX Office is presenting the online photo exhibit “What Were You Wearing.”