The mission of St. Joseph College is to provide a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, rooted in liberal arts tradition that supports provision for career preparation and enhancement. The college aims in the way to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service a life that is worthy of the College motto, Esse non vider: To be, not to seem. The John A. Danzi Athletic Center opened in April 1997 and is a world-class facility containing a number of outstanding features. The center boasts a six-lane 25-yard heated swimming pool, gymnasium with three regulation-size basketball and volleyball courts, indoor batting cages, 1/12 mile elevated track, an aerobics room, several locker rooms and a state of the art fitness center complete with the latest cardio-vascular equipment. In addition to the John A. Danzi Athletic Center, outdoor teams enjoy an athletic complex built in 2012. The complex features illuminated baseball and softball fields, 400-meter track, tennis courts, a multi-sport turf field, spectator bleachers, a concession stand, field house, and trails for jogging and nature walks.