As a learning community,
Siena is committed to a student-centered education emphasizing dynamic faculty-student interaction. Through a blending of liberal arts and professional education, Siena College provides experiences and courses of study instilling the values and knowledge to lead a compassionate, reflective, and productive life of service and leadership.
As a liberal arts college,
Siena fosters the rigorous intellectual development of its students through a healthy exchange of ideas both inside and outside the classroom. It provides opportunities to develop critical and creative thinking; to make reasoned and informed judgments; to appreciate cultural diversity; to deepen aesthetic sensibility and to enhance written and oral communication skills. It develops in each individual an appreciation for the richness of exploring knowledge from a variety of perspectives and disciplines.
As a Franciscan community,
Siena strives to embody the vision and values of St. Francis of Assisi: faith in a personal and provident God, reverence for all creation, affirmation of the unique worth of each person, delight in diversity, appreciation for beauty, service to the poor and marginalized, a community where members work together in friendship and respect, and commitment to building a world that is more just, peaceable, and humane.
As a Catholic college,
Siena seeks to advance not only the intellectual growth of its students, but their spiritual, religious and ethical formation as well. To this end, Siena is composed of and in dialogue with people from different religious and cultural traditions; fosters a critical appreciation of the Catholic intellectual heritage in conversation with contemporary experience; provides ample opportunities for worship and service; explores the moral dimensions of decision-making in business and the professions; and affirms the dignity of the individual while pursuing the common good.
Siena College’s Franciscan, liberal arts community is committed to creating a more just, peaceable and humane world by providing tomorrow’s leaders the Education for a Lifetime. This transformative journey of intellectual, social and spiritual discovery is expressed through our core values:
Person Centered – We develop the whole person through engaging relationships and formative experiences across all aspects of campus life.
Lifelong Learners – We foster intellectual curiosity and the passionate pursuit of knowledge to lead meaningful, successful, and fulfilling lives.
Inclusive - We respect and care for the dignity of all people while celebrating the diversity that enriches our community.
Compassionate Leaders - We lead by putting others first, through our commitment to social justice, service with others, and concern for the poor and vulnerable.
Innovative - We identify, develop, and implement imaginative, forward-thinking ideas with the foresight to meet emerging needs.