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General Information
3261 W. State Road
Saint Bonaventure , New York 14778-9800

Disability Resource Office

Adriane L. Spencer
3261 W. State Road
Saint Bonaventure, NY 14778
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About St Bonaventure University

St. Bonaventure University is a prestigious not-for-profit, private institution located in Saint Bonaventure, New York. With its strong focus on providing a high-quality education, the university has built a reputation for academic excellence and a nurturing learning environment.

Founded in 1858 by the Franciscan Friars of the Order of Friars Minor, St. Bonaventure University follows the Franciscan tradition, emphasizing intellectual, experiential, and ethical learning. The university is named after St. Bonaventure, a medieval Franciscan theologian who made significant contributions to philosophy and theology. This rich Franciscan heritage is still evident today in the university’s core values, which include compassion, wisdom, integrity, and mutual respect.

St. Bonaventure University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs across various disciplines, providing students with the opportunity to pursue their passion and develop their skills. With a commitment to academic excellence, the university employs dedicated and accomplished faculty members who are experts in their fields. These faculty members not only effectively impart knowledge but also serve as mentors, guiding students in their academic and personal growth.

At St. Bonaventure University, students not only engage in classroom learning but also benefit from hands-on experience, internships, and research opportunities. The university strongly believes in the value of practical education, preparing students for successful careers and empowering them to make a positive impact in their fields. The dedicated career services department provides guidance and support, assisting students in finding internships, connecting with professionals, and exploring future career paths.

One of the aspects that sets St. Bonaventure University apart is its tight-knit community. With a relatively small student body, the university fosters a strong sense of belonging and collaboration. Students often form lasting friendships and develop professional connections that benefit them long after graduation. The university also offers numerous extracurricular activities, including clubs, organizations, and athletic teams, allowing students to explore their interests, develop leadership skills, and immerse themselves in campus life.

As for the surrounding area, Saint Bonaventure, New York, provides a picturesque backdrop for the university. Located in the Southern Tier region of Western New York, the area boasts stunning natural beauty, including rolling hills, forests, and nearby trails. Students can take advantage of this scenic environment for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and skiing. The proximity to Allegany State Park, one of New York’s largest state parks, offers opportunities for camping, fishing, and nature exploration.

Additionally, the quaint town of Allegany, situated near the university, provides a charming and welcoming atmosphere. With local shops, restaurants, and recreational facilities, students can enjoy the community’s amenities and engage with town residents. The close-knit relationship between the university and the town often leads to meaningful partnerships and opportunities for service-learning and community involvement.

Overall, St. Bonaventure University stands as an institution that values the holistic development of its students. From its rigorous academic programs to its nurturing community and rich Franciscan tradition, the university strives to provide a transformative educational experience. With its idyllic location in Saint Bonaventure, New York, students have the chance to not only discover their academic potential but also immerse themselves in a vibrant and inspiring environment.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations