Welcome to Canisius College, Western New York's premier private comprehensive university. Founded by members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1870, our 77-acre campus houses 32 buildings which contain the modern resources needed to give you a quality education. Canisius College takes pride in being a college in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition that seeks to educate the whole person by caring for the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical life of the individual. This tradition promotes Catholic intellectual life, spiritual development, and service to others – the true traits of great leadership. It seeks God in all things by affirming the goodness of creation and working for a more just and peaceful world. As part of this tradition Canisius respects freedom of conscience and of worship, and welcomes all people to join in its quest.