Seton Hall University
|Seton Hall University|
|Motto||Hazard Zet Forward|
|Motto in English||Despite hazards, move forward|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|President||Dr. Amado Gabriel Esteban|
|Location||South Orange, New Jersey, United States|
|Campus||58 acres (0.2 km2)|
|Sports||Seton Hall Pirates
17 varsity teams
|Colors||Blue, gray, and white|
Seton Hall University is a private Roman Catholic university in South Orange, New Jersey, United States. Founded in 1856 by Archbishop James Roosevelt Bayley, Seton Hall is the oldest diocesan university in the United States. Seton Hall is also the oldest and largest Catholic university in New Jersey. The university is known for its programs in business, law, education, nursing, and diplomacy.
Seton Hall is made up of eight different schools and colleges with an undergraduate enrollment of about 5,200 students and a graduate enrollment of about 4,400. Its School of Law, which is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 100 law schools in the nation (64th), has an enrollment of about 1,200 students. Seton Hall's Stillman School of Business has also been continually ranked as one of the top 100 undergraduate business schools (88th) in the nation according to Bloomberg Businessweek.
The Seton Hall College of Medicine and Dentistry was the first school of medicine in New Jersey. The school was acquired by the state in 1965, and became the New Jersey Medical School, part of what became the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. UMDNJ was dissolved on July 1, 2013 and merged into Rutgers University as the Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences .
- 1 History
- 2 Governance
- 3 Campus
- 4 Academics
- 5 Traditions
- 6 Student life
- 7 Notable faculty and alumni
- 7.1 Academia
- 7.2 Business
- 7.3 Government & Politics
- 7.4 Culture
- 7.5 Science and technology
- 7.6 Sports
- 7.7 Fictitious alumni
- 8 Notes and references
- 9 External links
Like many Catholic universities in the United States, Seton Hall arose out of the Plenary Council of American Bishops, held in Baltimore, Maryland in 1844, with the goal of bringing Catholicism to higher education in order to help propagate the faith. The Diocese of Newark had been established by Pope Pius IX in 1853, just three years before the founding of the college, and it necessitated an institution for higher learning. Seton Hall College was formally founded on September 1, 1856 by Archdiocese of Newark Bishop James Roosevelt Bayley, a cousin of President Theodore Roosevelt. Bishop Bayley named the institution after his aunt, Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton, who was later named the first American-born Catholic saint.
The main campus of the college was originally in Madison, New Jersey. Reverend Bernard J. McQuaid served as the first college president (1856–1857, 1859–1868) and directed a staff of four diocesan clergy including Reverend Alfred Young, vice-president; Reverend Daniel Fisher (the second college president, 1857–1859) and five lay instructors. Initially, Seton Hall had only five students – Leo G. Thebaud, Louis and Alfred Boisaubin, Peter Meehan and John Moore. By the end of the first year, the student body had grown more than tenfold to 60. The college moved to its current location in 1860.
By the 1860s, Seton Hall College was continuing its rapid growth and began to enroll more and more students each year. However, among other difficulties, several fires on campus slowed down the growth process. The first of several strange fires in the University's history occurred in 1867 which destroyed the college’s first building. Two decades later on March 9, 1886, another fire destroyed the university’s main building. In the 20th century, another campus fire burned down a classroom as well as several dormitory buildings in 1909.
During the 19th century, despite setbacks, financially tight times and the American Civil War, the College continued to expand. Seton Hall opened a military science department (forerunner to the ROTC program) during the summer of 1893, but this program was ultimately disbanded during the Spanish-American War. Perhaps one of the most pivotal events in the history of Seton Hall came in 1897 when Seton Hall’s preparatory (high school) and college (undergraduate) divisions were permanently separated. By 1937, Seton Hall established a University College. This marked the first matriculation of women at Seton Hall. Seton Hall became fully coeducational in 1968. In 1948, Seton Hall was given a license by the FCC for WSOU-FM.
The College was organized into a university in 1950 following an unprecedented growth in enrollment. The College of Arts and Sciences and the schools of business, nursing and education comprised the University; the School of Law opened its doors in 1951, with Miriam Rooney as the first woman dean of law in the United States.
College of Medicine and Dentistry
The Seton Hall College of Medicine and Dentistry was established in 1954 as the first medical school and dental school in New Jersey. It was located in Jersey City, adjacent to the Jersey City Medical Center, which was used for clinical education. Although the College, set up under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Newark, was a separate legal entity from the University, it had an interlocking Board of Trustees. The first class was enrolled in 1956 and graduated in 1960. The dental school also awarded its first degrees in 1960. From 1960 to 1964, 348 individuals received an M.D. degree. The College was sold to the state of New Jersey in 1965 for US$4 million after the Archdiocese could not support mounting school debt and renamed the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry (now the New Jersey Medical School, part of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey).
Beginning in the late 1960s and continuing in the next two decades, the university saw the construction and modernization of a large number of facilities and the construction of the library, science building, residence halls and the University center. Many new programs and majors were inaugurated, as were important social outreach efforts. New ties were established with the private and industrial sectors, and a growing partnership developed with federal and state governments in creating programs for the economically and educationally disadvantaged.
The 1970s and 1980s continued to be a time of growth and renewal. New business and nursing classroom buildings and an art center were opened. In 1984, the Immaculate Conception Seminary returned to Seton Hall, its original home until 1926, when it moved to Darlington (a section of Mahwah centered around a grand mansion and estate). The Recreation Center was dedicated in 1987. With the construction of four new residence halls between 1986 to 1988, and the purchase of an off-campus apartment building in 1990, the University made significant changes to account for a larger number of student residents. Seton Hall is recognized as a residential campus, providing living space for about 2100 students.
The physical development of the campus continued in the 1990s. The $20 million Walsh Library opened in 1994, and its first-class study and research resources marked the beginning of a technological transformation of Seton Hall. The University dedicated its newest academic center in 1997, originally named Kozlowski Hall for Dennis Kozlowski, former CEO of Tyco International. Renamed Jubilee Hall following Kozlowski's criminal conviction in 2005, the building is a clear example of Seton Hall's commitment to expanding the role of information technology in higher education. All classrooms in this six-story, 126,000 square foot (12,000 m2) building are wired for network and Internet connections, and many of the lecture halls are equipped with distance-learning technology. Its recreation center was originally named after Robert Brennan, but he was found guilty of securities fraud in 1994. It has since been renamed for long-time athletic director Richie Regan.
A new School of Law building and parking garage were also constructed in the 1990s as part of the revitalization of downtown Newark. Seton Hall continues to be a leader in technology in education, as well as in distance learning, with its renowned Seton World Wide program. In 1998, all incoming full-time, first-year students were issued laptop computers as part of the University's innovative and nationally recognized mobile computing program.
The Boland Hall fire
On January 19, 2000, an arson fire killed three and injured 54 students in Boland Hall, a freshman residence hall on the campus in South Orange. The incident, one of the deadliest in recent US history, occurred at 4:30 am, when most students were asleep. After a three-and-a-half year investigation, a 60-count indictment charged two freshmen students, Sean Ryan and Joseph LePore, with starting the fire and felony murder for the deaths that resulted. LePore and Ryan pled guilty to third-degree arson and were sentenced to five years in a youth correctional facility with eligibility for parole 16 months after the start of their prison terms. The student body has dedicated an area on the green to those that suffered from the fire called "The Seal" and Boland Hall has since made its furniture fire-retardant.
Sesquicentennial and onwards
Seton Hall alumni and community, on the 150th anniversary (1856–2006) of the university’s founding, initiated the Ever Forward capital campaign to raise a total of $150 million. The campaign is one of the most prestigious building campaigns in the University’s long history. The funds will go to many areas throughout the university, however, a majority will go to building and reconstructing campus facilities and historic sites.
Among the most notable objectives of the campaign, there will be a new site and complex for the University’s Whitehead School of Diplomacy. The University Center is also being planned to be rebuilt in a neo-gothic style to match other university buildings. Most recently, the rebuilding of the University’s Science and Technology Center began in 2005 and was scheduled to be unveiled just prior to the start of the 2007–2008 academic year.
In fall 2007, the university opened the new $35 million Science and Technology Center, completing one of the major campaign priorities ahead of schedule. On December 17, 2007, the university announced that the campaign's fund raising goals had been met and exceeded more than two weeks ahead of the campaign's scheduled closing date.
On June 4, 2009 University President Monsignor Robert Sheeran announced he will be stepping down in June 2010. The Board of Regents plans to establish a search committee over the summer, with the intent of finding and announcing Sheeran’s successor by July 2010."
Over the summer of 2010, the university drew criticism from the Archbishop of Newark, John J. Myers, after it was announced that a course called "The Politics of Gay Marriage" would be offered. Catholic students also voiced their opposition, pointing to a conflict between the university's Catholic identity and what appeared to be the promotion of homosexuality in the classroom.
The university, legally incorporated as “Seton Hall University, an educational corporation of New Jersey,” is governed by a 16-member Board of Trustees. Eleven members of the board serve on it as a virtue of their positions within the University or Archdiocese of Newark. The Archbishop of Newark, who serves as the President of the Board, retains the power to appoint the remaining five members of the body. Appointed members of the board serve three-year terms, until their respective successor is appointed. The Board of Trustees exclusively maintains the property rights of the university and provides selection of title, scope, and location of the schools and colleges of the university.
The governance of the university includes a Board of Regents, which is charged with the management of the university. The Board has a membership of between 25 and 39 members. Six of the members are ex-officio; the Board of Trustees maintains the right to elect up to thirty more. Regents maintain the exclusive hiring authority over the President of the university. Previous by-laws of the university stipulated that the President must be a Roman Catholic priest.
In May 2009, Monsignor Robert Sheeran announced his resignation effective June 2010.
In January 2010 a Presidential Search Committee named the Interim President and former Provost, Dr. Amado Gabriel Esteban as the 20th President of Seton Hall University. An alumnus of the University of the Philippines, Esteban is Seton Hall's first lay president, and is the first Filipino to become president of an American university.
The main campus of Seton Hall University is situated on 58 acres (23 ha) of suburban land on South Orange Avenue. It is home to seven of the eight schools and colleges of the University. The South Orange Village center is just ½ mile (0.8 km) south of the main campus. Directly across from the main campus to the west are scenic Montrose Park and the Montrose Park Historic District, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Eugene V. Kelly Carriage House, on the campus itself, is also NRHP-listed. The village itself dates back to 1666 preceding the establishment of Seton Hall College. Also the Since the beginning of the College, the South Orange Rail Station has served as an integral means to campus commuters. The main campus combines architectural styles including Roman, neo-gothic and modern. The South Orange campus became a gated community during the University’s Modernization Period.
A satellite of the main campus, the Newark Campus is home to the University’s School of Law. Located at One Newark Center, the Law School and several academic centers of the University are housed in a modern 22-story skyscraper building. It is at the corner of Raymond Boulevard and McCarter Highway in the business and high-tech heart of downtown Newark, New Jersey and was completed in 1991. The Newark Campus building provides 210,000 square feet (20,000 m2) and an additional 65,000 square feet (6,000 m2) of library to the University.
The Seton Hall University School of Law was founded in 1951. It is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) since 1951 and is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). Seton Hall is one of three law schools in the state of New Jersey.
The original centerpieces of the campus were made up of three buildings built in the 19th century. The President’s, Stafford and Marshall Hall were built when the College moved from Madison, New Jersey to South Orange. Some of the more notable buildings on campus are:
- President's Hall – One of the oldest buildings on campus and a flagship of the University, President’s Hall was completed in 1867. Located at the epicenter of the main campus, President’s Hall is a neo-gothic structure dressed in brownstone. It originally served as a seminary but now houses the University’s administration including the Office of the University President. The halls are lined with portraits of past University presidents and include a large stained glass depicting Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, which was commissioned in 1866 by President Bayley.
- McQuaid Hall – Built around 1900, it was named for Bishop Bernard J. McQuaid, Seton Hall’s first President from 1856–1857 and 1859–1867. McQuaid Hall was both a boarding house for students and a convent for nuns before serving its present purpose as the home of the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations as well as the Graduate School of Medical Education.
- Jubilee Hall houses the W. Paul Stillman School of Business in addition to the largest auditorium at the University. There are several computer labs, state-of-the-art classrooms and a Stock Exchange research room. The building was originally named Kozlowski Hall after Dennis Kozlowski, Seton Hall Alumni and former CEO of Tyco International. Following Kozlowski's conviction for securities fraud the building was renamed at his request to Jubilee Hall in honor of the Papal Jubilee. Built in 1997, it is one of the newer additions to the main campus.
- Walsh Gymnasium is a multi-purpose arena for University Sports. The arena opened in 1939 and can seat 2,600 people. It was home to the Seton Hall University Pirates men's basketball team before they moved to Continental Airlines Arena and then the Prudential Center. Currently, the arena hosts the women's basketball and volleyball teams, and is part of the Richie Regan Recreation and Athletic Center. The building, like the school's main library, is named for Thomas J. Walsh, Fifth Bishop of Newark and former President of the Board of Trustees.
- McNulty Hall – Named for Msgr. John L. McNulty, President of the University from 1949–1959, McNulty Hall was built as the university’s technology and research center in 1954. One of the most famous features of the building is the “Atom Wall” a relief artwork originally located on outer façade. Following renovations completed in the summer of 2007, the Atom Wall, depicting the gift of scientific knowledge from God to man, can be seen in the glass atrium of the building. McNulty also houses a large amphitheater and observatory for the chemistry, physics and biology departments.
- Fahy Hall – Built in 1968, the building houses the classrooms and faculty offices of the College of Arts and Sciences. The building was named after Monsignor Thomas George Fahy who served as President of the University from 1970–1976. Fahy Hall includes several student resources and facilities, including two television studios, two amphitheaters and laboratories for computing, language learning, and statistics.
- Arts and Sciences Hall – Originally built to house the Stillman School of Business in 1973, with the creation of Jubilee Hall in 1997, the building is now home to the College of Arts and Sciences. The building is conjoined with the College of Nursing in the north wing. The College of Nursing has advanced teaching facilities including hospital beds, demonstration rooms and multi-purpose practice areas.
Seton Hall's extensive recycling program is one of the highlights in the college's sustainability programming. Recycling is mandatory on campus as per New Jersey state laws. Additionally, Seton Hall celebrated Earth Day 2010, marking the event with demonstrations about composting and rainwater collection, a group hike, and an outdoor screening of the environmental documentary "HOME."
On the College Sustainability Report Card 2011, Seton Hall earned a grade of "B-". Lack of endowment transparency and green building initiatives hurt the grade, while the recycling programs were a plus.
The newest addition to the University was in 1997 with founding of the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations, which is the ninth and latest unit of the University. The Whitehead School offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in diplomacy and international relations. The school was founded in 1997 in alliance with the United Nations Association of the United States of America. Its internationally renowned diplomacy program has a notable faculty consisting of U.S. ambassadors, world-famous lecturers, and student body made up of individuals from across the United States and around the world. Internships and class simulations are a part of the curriculum. The school has a European Union Seminar in Luxembourg, and a United Nations Summer Intensive Study Program.
Seton Hall, in accordance with strict Catholic tradition, has rejected otherwise highly-qualified dean candidates because of their sexual orientation.
The University seal as it is today is symbolic of hundreds of years of history. The seal combines attributes from the Bayley Coat of Arms and the Seton family crest. The Seton crest dates back as early as 1216 and symbolizes Scottish nobility. Renowned crest-maker, William F. J. Ryan designed the current form of the Seton Hall crest, which is notable for its three crescents and three torteau.
The motto on the seal Hazard Zet Forward (Hazard Zit Forward on some versions) is a combination of Norman French and archaic English meaning at whatever risk, yet go forward. Part custom and part superstition, students avoid stepping on an engraving of the seal in the middle of the university green. It is said that students who step on the seal will not graduate on time.
The Seton Hall University Alma Mater was adopted as the official song of Seton Hall University. Charles A. Byrne of the class of 1937 wrote the original lyrics in 1936 and the university adopted the alma mater during the 1937 school year when the dean first read it to the student body. Some students participate in the tradition of saying "blue and white" more loudly than the rest of the alma mater.
"Onward Setonia" is Seton Hall's fight song and it is played by the University Pep Band at all home Men's and Women's basketball games, usually as the team comes onto the court and at the end of the first half and at the end of the game. The lyrics are as follows: "Onward Setonia, We are bound for victory. Hazard Zet Forward, We will honor that decree. Onward Setonia, Stand up proud and stand up tall. FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! For the Blue and White, and the glory of Seton Hall."
The school's sports teams are called the Pirates. They participate in the NCAA's Division I and in the Big East Conference. The college established its first basketball squad in 1903. Seton Hall canceled football (which was played in Division III) in 1982.
Seton Hall athletics is best known for its men's basketball program, which won the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) in 1953, and lost in the finals of the 1989 NCAA Tournament to Michigan, 80–79 in overtime. Seton Hall currently participates at the Division I level in baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country running, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's swimming & diving, women's tennis, and women's volleyball.
Seton Hall also has club sports in ice hockey, rugby union, lacrosse, and Men's volleyball and soccer. All Seton Hall sports have their home field on the South Orange campus except for the men's ice hockey team and the men's basketball team, which currently plays at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey after previously calling the Meadowlands home. Seton hall had a club football team fron 1965 thru 1972. In 1972 the football team won the National Club Football Championship, 96 teams nationwide competed in the National Club Football Championship. The next year, 1973, it became a Varsity sport until the highly successful team was discontinued after the 1981 season. During this period the team was coached by Ed Manigan.
The school's principal newspaper is The Setonian. The paper has school news, an entertainment section called "Pirate Life," sports, editorials, and an opinion section. The staff consists of undergraduates and publishes weekly on Thursday.
Other newspapers have also sprung up over time on campus. The Stillman Exchange is the Stillman Business school's own newspaper. Its stories cover a wide scope, including ethical issues, business and athletics. The Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations is a bi-annually published journal composed of writings by international leaders in government, the private sector, academia, and nongovernmental organizations. A more recent addition to Seton Hall's growing number of publications is the Liberty Bell, founded in 2007. It is the only political and independent newspaper on campus. The Liberty Bell is published monthly and features news and op-ed articles about university, local, national, and international news with a focus on personal freedom. The Liberty Bell won the Collegiate Network's 2008–2009 award for Best New Paper, an award given to student newspapers 3 years old or younger.
WSOU is a non-commercial, college radio station, broadcasting at 89.5 MHz FM. The station broadcasts from the campus of Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. It is a student run station with General Manager Mark Maben at helm as a full-time faculty member. WSOU currently broadcasts in HD-RADIO. In 2007, the Princeton Review rated WSOU as the eighth-best college radio station in the nation. Industry magazine also ranked WSOU to be the top Metal format station in the nation in 2007, and Rolling Stone Magazine ranked WSOU to be one of the top 5 rock stations in the nation in 2008.
Twenty-three recognized fraternity and sorority chapters are at Seton Hall. About 10 percent of the student body is a member of a Greek-letter organization. Fraternities at Seton Hall include the likes of Alpha Sigma Phi, Alpha Phi Alpha, Lambda Theta Phi, Lambda Upsilon Lambda, Phi Beta Sigma, Phi Kappa Theta, Sigma Pi, Zeta Beta Tau, and Psi Sigma Phi Multicultural. Sororities include Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Phi, Alpha Sigma Tau, Delta Phi Epsilon, Alpha Delta Chi, Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Lambda Tau Omega, Lambda Theta Alpha, Mu Sigma Upsilon, Omega Psi Phi, Omega Phi Chi, Zeta Phi Beta, Chi Upsilon Sigma, Lambda Theta Alpha
In fall 2005, a group of students purporting to be an unrecognized chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon made headlines when it was discovered that a pledge had been kidnapped and beaten for alerting university administration of the group's existence.
Notable faculty and alumni
The following is a list of notable Seton Hall University faculty and alumni from the past and present.
Seton Hall faculty
- Samuel Alito, current United States Supreme Court Justice,
- Patrick Clawson, director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy
- Clay Constantinou, U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg and former dean of the Whitehead School of Diplomacy
- Will Durant, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient
- Patrick E. Hobbs, former Dean of Seton Hall Law School
- Stanley Jaki, philosopher of science and Templeton Prize recipient.
- Leonard Marshall, New York Giants football player, who serves as a Stillman School of Business executive.
- Andrew Napolitano, former judge and current correspondent for Fox News Channel
- Peter W. Rodino, former chairman of House Judiciary Committee and chair of impeachment hearings for President Richard Nixon
- Scott Rothbort noted financial analyst with lakeview asset management
- Eliakim P. Scammon, brigadier general during the American Civil War
- Sister Rose Thering, missionary whose life’s work was documented in an Academy Award-nominated film Sister Rose’s Passion
- Cody Willard, American investor and television anchor.
Faculty at other universities
- Malcolm Diamond (Ed.S., 1985), Professor Emeritus of Religion at Princeton University
- Donato LaRossa (B.A., 1963), Professor Emeritus of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
- Shana O. Kelley (B.S., 1994), Professor and director of Biomolecular Sciences at the University of Toronto
- Robert E. Brennan, former First Jersey Securities CEO, later convicted of bankruptcy fraud
- Roger J. Dow (B.S., 1968), President & CEO of Travel Industry Association and former vice president of Marriott International
- Peter N. Larson (J.D., 1972), CEO of Brunswick Corporation (1995–2000) and CEO of CIGNA
- George L. Miles (B.A.), CEO of WQED Multimedia and a director of AIG.
- Dennis Kozlowski (B.Sc., 1968), former CEO of Tyco International, later convicted of securities fraud
- Chris Modrzynski (B.Sc., 1978), COO of the New Jersey Devils
- Frank Russomanno, former Imation CEO and Director
- Orin R. Smith (M.B.A., 1964), former chairman and CEO of Engelhard Corporation
Government & Politics
- Harold A. Ackerman (B.A.), federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
- John O. Bennett (J.D., 1974), former New Jersey State Senator and acting Governor
- Jules Bonavolonta, former FBI agent helped in taking down the "Mob" in New York City
- Michael Chagares (J.D., 1987), federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals
- Raymond G. Chambers (M.B.A., 1968), currently serves as United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Malaria
- Chris Christie (J.D., 1987), Governor of New Jersey, United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey
- Shaun Golden, (M.P.A), Sheriff of Monmouth County, New Jersey
- Clay Constantinou, former United States Ambassador to Luxembourg
- Marion Crecco, member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1986 to 2002.
- Lucille Davy, (B.Sc.) New Jersey Commissioner of Education.
- Patrick J. Diegnan, Representative and Parliamentarian of the New Jersey General Assembly
- Donald DiFrancesco (J.D., 1969), former Governor of New Jersey
- Arline Friscia (B.A.), member of the New Jersey General Assembly.
- Thomas W. Greelish (J.D., 1971), United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 1985 to 1987.
- Mims Hackett (M.S.), New Jersey General Assembly
- Jerramiah Healy (J.D., 1975), Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey
- Anthony Impreveduto (M.A.), served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1987–2004.
- LeRoy J. Jones, Jr. (B.S.) member of the New Jersey General Assembly
- Nicole Malliotakis (B.S. 2001) Member of the NYS Assembly
- Thomas F. McCran (B.S., 1896), New Jersey Attorney General 1919–1924
- Cornelius Augustine McGlennon (B.A., 1899), represented New Jersey's 8th congressional district from 1919 to 1921, and was Mayor of East Newark from 1907 to 1919.
- John F. McKeon (J.D., 1983), New Jersey General Assembly
- Bart Oates (J.D.), three-time Super Bowl Champion and President of the New Jersey Hall of Fame
- Mike Pappas (B.A., 1982), U.S. Congressman from New Jersey
- Donald M. Payne (B.A., 1957), U.S. Congressman from New Jersey
- Eugene A. Philbin (M.A., LL.D, 1884), Manhattan District Attorney and New York Supreme Court Justice
- Anthony Principi (J.D., 1975), 4th United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
- Richie Roberts (J.D., 1970), detective and attorney responsible for the arrest and prosecution of Frank Lucas, as portrayed in the film American Gangster
- Matthew John Rinaldo (M.B.A., 1959), United States House of Representatives for twenty years, in New Jersey's 12th and 7th congressional districts.
- Louis Romano, member of the New Jersey General Assembly.
- Thomas J. Scully (B.A., 1889) New Jersey's 3rd congressional district 1911-21; mayor of South Amboy in 1909–10, 1921.
- Jay Sniatkowski Mayor of Verona NJ
- Ellen Tauscher (B.Sc., 1974), Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, former U.S. Congresswoman from California
- George J. Terwilliger III (B.A., 1973), U.S. Deputy Attorney General 1991–93
- John P. Washington, U.S. Army Chaplain and Chaplain's Medal for Heroism recipient
- Maj. Charles Watters, U.S. Army Chaplain and Medal of Honor recipient
- William A. Ryback, Senior Director, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve 1986-03
- Alexandra C. Smith (J.D., 2014, [expected]), first female National Chairperson of the College Republican National Committee 2013–present.
- Scott Chesney (BA, Communication, 1992), Author, and Motivational Speaker.
- Jim Donovan (B.A., 1987), a nine-time Emmy Award-winning reporter
- Donna Fiducia, Fox News anchor.
- Bob Ley, ESPN sports anchor.
- Bob Picozzi, sportscaster ESPN Radio's "Mike and Mike" Show.
- Vinnie Politan (J.D.), Court TV anchor
- Dick Vitale (B.Sc., 1963), ESPN sports anchor.
- Bill Raftery (M.S.), CBS and ESPN college basketball analyst
- Naturi Naughton, actress, singer, and former member of 3LW
- Max Weinberg, drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band and bandleader of The Max Weinberg 7 on Late Night with Conan O'Brien
- Greg Garbowsky (dropped out), bass guitar player for the Jonas Brothers
TV & film
- Ron Carey (B.A., 1956), actor
- Joe Louis Clark, former high school principal, and character in the 1989 film Lean on Me played by Morgan Freeman.
- Chuck Connors, TV's "Rifleman," basketball player (Boston Celtics) and baseball player (Cubs and Dodgers.)
- Robert Desiderio, actor and narrator
- Dulé Hill, actor
- Jim Hunter, MLB Baltimore Orioles TV and radio broadcaster.
- Victor J. Kemper, American cinematographer
- George Joseph Kresge, Jr., Kreskin, world-renowned mentalist
- Josephine Siao, Hong Kong actress
- Raoul Walsh (B.A., 1908), film director and founding member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
- X.J. Kennedy (B.A., 1950), world renowned poet
- Rob Hoffman, photographer for the Jonas Brothers and other musical artists
- Niobia Bryant, National Bestselling Author (also writes as Meesha Mink)
Science and technology
- John J. Mooney (B.S., 1955), Co-inventor of the three-way catalytic converter and co-winner of National Medal of Technology.
- Andy Stanfield (B.A., 1952), two-time Gold Medalist sprinter
- Lou Duva, International Boxing Hall of Fame trainer
- Craig Biggio, former Major League Baseball player for the Houston Astros
- Johnny Briggs, former Major League Baseball player from 1964–1975 for the Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers, and Minnesota Twins
- Frank Bruggy, former Major League Baseball player from 1921–1925 for the Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Athletics, and Cincinnati Reds
- Rick Cerone, former Major League Baseball player from 1975–1992 for the Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, and Montreal Expos
- Chuck Connors, former Major League Baseball player between 1949 and 1951 with the Brooklyn Dodgers and Chicago Cubs
- Danny Coombs, former Major League Baseball player from 1963–1971 for the Houston Astros and San Diego Padres
- Jack Ferry, former Major League Baseball player from 1910–1913 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
- Hank Fischer, former Major League Baseball player from 1962–1967 for the Milwaukee Braves, Cincinnati Reds, and Boston Red Sox
- Jason Grilli, current Major League Baseball player for the Texas Rangers
- Bill Henry, former Major League Baseball player in 1966 for the New York Yankees
- Gene Hermanski, retired Major League Baseball outfielder from 1943–1953 with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, and Pittsburgh Pirates
- Ted Lepcio, former Major League Baseball player from 1952–1961 for the Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, and Minnesota Twins
- Ed Madjeski, former Major League Baseball player between 1932–1937 for the Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox, and New York Giants
- Mike Moriarty, former Major League Baseball player in 2002 for the Baltimore Orioles
- Dan Morogiello, former Major League Baseball player in 1983 for the Baltimore Orioles
- John Morris, former Major League Baseball 1986-1992 St Louis Cardinals Philadelphia Phillies California Angels
- Matt Morris, former Major League Baseball player
- Kevin Morton, former Major League Baseball player in 1991 for the Boston Red Sox
- Steve Nagy, former Major League Baseball player between 1947 and 1950 with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Senators
- Pat Pacillo, former Major League Baseball player
- Pepper Peploski, former Major League Baseball player in 1913 for the Detroit Tigers
- Charlie Puleo, former Major League Baseball player
- Otto Rettig, former Major League Baseball player in 1922 for the Philadelphia Athletics
- Anthony Seratelli
- Joe Shannon, former Major League Baseball player in 1915 for the Boston Braves
- Red Shannon, former Major League Baseball player between 1915 and 1926 for the Boston Braves, Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox, Washington Senators, and Chicago Cubs
- Rich Scheid, former Major League Baseball player between 1992 and 1995 for the Houston Astros and Florida Marlins
- John Valentin, retired Major League Baseball player
- Mo Vaughn, retired Major League Baseball first baseman and designated hitter
- Anthony Avent, former National Basketball Association player
- Andre Barrett, current National Basketball Association player
- Chuck Connors, former National Basketball Association player
- Samuel Dalembert, current National Basketball Association player
- Bob Davies, former National Basketball Association player
- Terry Dehere, former National Basketball Association player
- Walter Dukes, former National Basketball Association player
- Dick Fitzgerald, former National Basketball Association player
- Andrew Gaze, former Australian basketball player
- Adrian Griffin, current National Basketball Association player
- Eddie Griffin, former National Basketball Association player
- Artūras Karnišovas, former professional basketball player in Europe, two-time Olympic Bronze Medalist, current NBA scout
- Nikos Galis, former professional basketball player, Eurobasket 1987 Gold Medalist
- Paul Gause, former defensive specialist on Seton Hall's team
- Howie Janotta, former National Basketball Association player
- Rimantas Kaukėnas, current professional basketball player in Europe
- Johnny Macknowski, former National Basketball Association player
- Mike McCarron, former National Basketball Association player
- Harry Miller, former National Basketball Association player
- John Morton, former National Basketball Association player
- Glenn Mosley, former National Basketball Association player
- Al Negratti, former National Basketball Association player
- Ramon Ramos, former National Basketball Association player
- John Ramsay, former National Basketball Association player
- Richie Regan, former National Basketball Association player
- Ed Sadowski, former National Basketball Association player
- Pep Saul, former National Basketball Association player
- Ben Scharnus, former National Basketball Association player
- Greg Tynes, former National Basketball Association player
- Jerry Walker, former National Basketball Association player
- Bobby Wanzer, former National Basketball Association player
- Nick Werkman, the NCAA's national scoring leader in 1962–63
- Luther Wright, former National Basketball Association player
- Ian Joyce, current Football League One player for Southend United.
- Sacha Kljestan, current professional soccer player for R.S.C. Anderlecht, and the US Men's National Team.
- Gordon Kljestan, current USSF player for Tampa Bay Rowdies.
- Jason Hernandez, current professional Major League Soccer player for San Jose Earthquakes.
- Kelly Smith, current star of the England women's national football team.
- Charlie Haas, two-time Big East Wrestling Champion
- In the CBS series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Detective Captain Jim Brass was said to have attended Seton Hall University, receiving a degree in history.
- In the episode "College" of the HBO series The Sopranos, mobster Tony Soprano tells his daughter, Meadow, that he attended a semester and a half at Seton Hall and enjoyed his history classes, but realized that college life wasn't for him. He also tells his psychiatrist, Dr. Melfi, that he left Seton Hall after getting in trouble.
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