About Calumet College of St. Joseph

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Calumet College of St. Joseph (CCSJ) is a small private Catholic university, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, offering associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Located minutes from downtown Chicago and blocks from Lake Michigan, we offer a vibrant, affordable education in a stimulating learning environment.

Our emphasis on social justice, service and community shape the whole-person education our students receive. From small class sizes and mentorship to individualized attention and encouragement, our faculty and staff foster an environment of equity, diversity and critical thinking.

CCSJ’s accepting, supportive, community environment empowers our unique student body to explore their passions, embrace their purpose and achieve their goals—be it in the classroom, with our competitive sports teams, among our robust student groups and beyond graduation.

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Calumet College of St. Joseph is a Catholic institution of higher learning dedicated to the academic, spiritual and ethical development of undergraduate and graduate students. Informed by the values of its founding religious community, the Missionaries of the Precious Blood (C.PP.S.), the College promotes the inherent dignity of all people, social justice, an ethic of service, student empowerment, opportunity, and lifelong learning.

Approved by the Board of Trustees on January 20, 2011.

Religious Affiliation

Calumet College of St. Joseph is a Catholic college sponsored by the Cincinnati Province of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood (C.PP.S.). CCSJ offers a quality education in the Catholic tradition: It is open to students of all faiths.

Social Justice

When you become a student at Calumet College of St. Joseph, you’re not just choosing a college, you’re choosing a way of life. It is a life dedicated to service and rooted in the Catholic tradition of social justice. This life is more than just a concept we talk about, it is a reality we try to live out everyday. At CCSJ you can start making a difference well before you graduate. The impact of CCSJ extends to the global community as well. Every spring a team of faculty, staff and students serve the poor of Guatemala by providing material assistance to some of the world’s most needy. In the past two years, our freshmen have given over 5,000 service-learning hours by volunteering within the community.

The following are just a few of the Social Justice Projects that CCSJ volunteers have served in:

  • Soup Kitchens
  • Retirement Homes
  • Coat Drives
  • Childcare Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Blood Drives
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Adopt-a-Beach

Contact the Office of Institutional Advancement to find out to get involved in upcoming social justice projects.

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Board of Trustees

  • Mr. Larry Meyers – Chairman
  • Mr. David Bochnowski – Vice Chairman
  • President Amy McCormack, Ed.D.
  • Mrs. Lynn Miskus – Treasurer
  • Ms. Linda Gajewski – Secretary
  • Bishop Robert J. McClory – Honorary Chairman
  • Ms. Gail Beloff
  • Mr. Karl Cender
  • Rev. Dennis Chriszt, C.PP.S.
  • Ms. Denise Dillard
  • Mr. Thomas Dodd
  • Ms. Lynn Elkins
  • Mr. David Gladish
  • Mr.  Dan Godsel
  • Mr. R. Louie Gonzalez
  • Dr. Danita Johnson Hughes
  • Mr. Thomas Katsahnias
  • Mr. Jeff Keith
  • The Very Rev. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S.
  • Mr. Andy Marks
  • Sen. Eddie Melton
  • Rev. Mark Peres, C.PP.S.
  • Mr. Tory Prasco
  • Mrs. Desila Rosetti
  • Rev. Kevin Scalf, C.PP.S.
  • Dr. Roy Scheive
  • Mr. Jose Guadalupe Valtierra
  • Dr. Edward Williams
  • Mrs. Vicki Znavor

Instructional Facilities

Calumet College of St. Joseph delivers its academic programs at its main campus in Whiting, Indiana, and five off-campus locations. The main campus is home to an academic building that can accommodate more than 1,500 students each semester and that includes the following academic areas:

  • ​Classroom and meeting spaces with appropriate instructional technology
  • The Specker Memorial Library, which maintains over 110,000 items in addition to online databases, complete reference services, and interlibrary loan services
  • The Bernard Gallery and Goodman Theater
  • Ceramics and sculpture labs
  • A Student Success Center staffed by faculty members
  • Four fully equipped science labs
  • Instructional computer labs and computer access in the Commons, the Library, the Tutoring Center, and designated open labs
  • Two media labs
  • A chapel

In addition to the main campus in Whiting, the College utilizes classroom space at a Chicago location and a South Lake County location in Indiana to eliminate the time and space barriers that block the pursuit of higher education. These classrooms also have all the necessary instructional technology. Students who study at these locations have access to support services through the College website, via e-mail, or over the phone. The College’s book rental program delivers books to the homes of students who meet off-campus.

Contact Calumet College of St. Joseph

 2400 New York Avenue, Whiting, Indiana 46394
 Phone: (219) 473-7770
 E-mail: admissions@ccsj.edu

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