D'Youville College

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D'Youville College
MottoReligio et Scientia
Motto in English
Religion and Knowledge
EndowmentUS $41 Million[1]
PresidentDr. Lorrie Clemo
ProvostMimi Harris Steadman, Ed.D. (Vice President of Academic Affairs)
Location, ,
United States
Campus27 acres[3]
ColorsRed and White
AthleticsNCAA Division IIIAMCC
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D'Youville College is a private college in Buffalo, New York. The college is a few blocks from the international Peace Bridge and has students from around the world. D'Youville College was founded in 1908 as Roman Catholic college.

Koessler Administration Building

D'Youville offers 54 degree majors for undergraduate and graduate students as well as advanced certificates for healthcare professionals and education.[4] There are also five-year, dual-degree programs in occupational therapy, physician assistant, dietetics, undergraduate and graduate programs in nursing, a seven-year chiropractic school program, a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, and a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. Education, math and natural sciences, business, and liberal arts majors are also available. D'Youville is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, and other appropriate accrediting agencies. A number of degrees are accepted by the Canadian National Government.

Its current enrollment is approximately 3,000 students. D'Youville enrolls approximately 500 Canadian students and an almost equal split between students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

D'Youville is where the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (O.M.I.) Catholic religious order of priests and brothers sends its U.S. pre-novitiate seminarians for undergraduate philosophy training before they complete their yearlong novitiate and then their graduate theological studies (usually 4 years) at the San Antonio, Texas-based Oblate School of Theology.[5]


D'Youville College was founded by the Grey Nuns and named for their patron Saint Marie-Marguerite d'Youville. The New York State Legislature granted D'Youville a charter to become a college on April 8, 1908.[6] The college was accredited by the University of the State of New York in 1908, and has maintained their accreditation ever since.

It was the first college to offer baccalaureate degree programs for women in Western New York, and remained a women's college until the 1970s. It also started the area's first four-year undergraduate nursing program in 1942.

Upon a voted directive of the Board of Directors, the process of change in status from college to university started in June 2007, with plans to present a formal request to the State Education Department once it finishes reviewing and modifying its requirements.[7]

In July 2016 Sister Denise Roche, who served D'Youville College as president for 36 years, stepped down and was succeeded by interim college President William Mariani. In December 2016 the College Board of Trustees named Dr. Lorrie Clemo as the new president.[8]

Extracurricular activities[edit]


D'Youville Spartans
UniversityD'Youville College
ConferenceAllegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
NCAADivision III
Athletic directorBrian Cavanaugh
LocationBuffalo, New York
Varsity teams14
Basketball arenaCollege Center Gym
ColorsRed and White

D'Youville College, known athletically as the Spartans, competes at the NCAA Division III level, and is a member of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

There are fourteen intercollegiate programs:

Men's sports:

Women's sports:

Golf is offered as a co-ed program.

Academic Center
Marguerite Hall dormitory

Community service[edit]

At D'Youville, select classes integrate community service activities with coursework. Occupational therapy students organize and manages activity groups with senior citizens at community center near campus. Students in the course learn and practice leading groups and working in teams. The senior citizens at the center benefit through crafts, games, cooking and other enrichment activities.

Community outreach activities include:

  • Students in D'Youville's International Relations course help run a Model UN (academic simulation of the United Nations) for 600 high school students. In addition, as part of the course, students attend the Harvard National Model United Nations Conference in Boston.
  • Students in the Religion and Social Responsibility course have volunteered with local faith-based agencies such as Little Portion Friary, Catholic Charities, St. Luke's Mission and First Presbyterian Church.
  • Dietetics students enrolled in the Quantity Food Preparation course gain experience in planning and coordinating quantity food production, including a Thanksgiving meal prepared for residents of the Santa Maria Towers (low-income housing for seniors).
  • Lending a Hand – weeklong community service experience at the conclusion of the fall semester each year. The travel group typically consists of 25 to 35 students plus faculty/staff.

The D'Youville community helps meet the needs of many different agencies and populations in Buffalo, including:

  • Adopt a Grandparent – students socialize with adult residents at Mary Agnes Manor and/or Santa Maria Towers.
  • Friends of Night People – students serve at a local soup kitchen for the poor and homeless.
  • Habitat for Humanity – students help build a house in the Buffalo area twice a semester.
  • Meals on Wheels – students deliver meals to the house-bound and elderly.
  • Neighborhood Halloween Party – students help organize a party for neighborhood children and trick-or-treat fun on campus.
  • York Street Clean-up and Neighborhood Beautification – students help neighbors tidy up their yards and gardens.

Student clubs and organizations[edit]

D'Youville College has over 45 campus clubs and organizations which sponsor events, activities and community service.[9]

  • Athletics Committee
  • Catalyst Committee
  • Chemistry Club
  • Cheerleading Club
  • Club Hockey
  • Exercise Sports Science Club
  • International Student Club
  • Issues Committee
  • Kappa Delta (History Club)
  • Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity Epsilon Omicron Chapter
  • Lambda Kappa Sigma Pharmacy Fraternity Beta Alpha Chapter
  • Lambda Sigma Sophomore Honor Society
  • Math and Natural Sciences Club
  • NCPA Chapter – School of Pharmacy
  • Phi Delta Chi Professional Fraternity Gamma Pi Chapter
  • Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society Delta Pi Chapter
  • Philosophy Club
  • Phytomedicinal Society
  • Pi Theta Epsilon
  • Pre-Pharmacy Club
  • Pride Alliance
  • Programming Committee
  • Public Relations Committee
  • Residence Council
  • Rho Chi Society Epsilon Beta Chapter
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • Ski/Snowboarding Club
  • Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA)
  • Student Association
  • Student Athlete Advisory Committee
  • Student College of Clinical Pharmacy DYC Chapter
  • Student Dietetics Association
  • Student Government Association
  • Student Hippotherapy Club
  • Student Management Association
  • Student Nurses Association
  • Student Occupational Therapy Association
  • Student Pharmacists Society of the State of New York
  • Student Pharmaceutical Research Association
  • Student Physical Therapy Association
  • Student Physician Assistant Association
  • Student Psychology Association
  • Student Society of Health System Pharmacy (SSHP)
  • Student Veterans Association
  • Timothy Global Health Foundation
  • Transfer Student Association

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "US News & World Report College Fact Finder". US News & World Report. Retrieved August 21, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "College Navigator". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2017-08-21.
  3. ^ "Mission and History - D'Youville College". D'Youville. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
  4. ^ "WNY College Connection - D'Youville College". WNY College Connection. Retrieved 2017-08-21.
  5. ^ "Oblate Mission Center – Buffalo, NY". Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Archived from the original on 2017-08-21. Retrieved 2017-08-21.
  6. ^ D'Mensions Magazine, Fall 2007, p.11
  7. ^ D'Mensions Magazine, Fall 2007, p.6
  8. ^ Tokasz, Jay (December 7, 2016). "D'Youville Selects SUNY Oswego Provost as its 15th President". The Buffalo News. Retrieved August 21, 2017.
  9. ^ "Student Involvement". D'Youville College. Retrieved August 21, 2017.

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