Campion College

Campion College

Campion is a university college federated with the University of Regina. It is a liberal arts institution offering students the best of both worlds—access to the innovative programs and services of a larger university campus with all the advantages a small university college has to offer.

Rooted in the Catholic and Jesuit tradition of education, Campion College provides a university experience characterized by a strong sense of community and ongoing commitment to a personal approach to higher education. Through a grounding in the studies of Arts, Fine Arts, Sciences, students are challenged to develop leadership, as well as critical and analytical thinking skills which can be applied not just to a particular career, but also to a way of life.

Approximately 1,000 students studying in the faculties of Arts, Science, and Fine Arts at the University of Regina are enrolled through Campion College. Our graduates join the swelling ranks of distinguished Campion College and University of Regina alumni who continue to make impressive contributions to the local, provincial, national, and world communities.

The college is located is located on the U of R’s main campus, which is set in one of the largest urban parks in North America. The 2,300-hectare Wascana Centre houses the Provincial Legislature along with centers for education, cultural arts and recreation.

History

Founded in 1917, Campion College is named for the Jesuit priest and scholar, St. Edmund Campion. The college was founded through a special Act of the Legislature of the Province of Saskatchewan as the “Catholic College of Regina.”

In 1923, Campion attained status as a Junior College of the University of Saskatchewan, and was the first institution in Regina through which students could earn a bachelor’s degree.

In 1964, the College was granted federation with the University of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus, later to become the University of Regina.

Student Residences

Living on-campus is not only convenient, but also a great way to get the most of your university experience. The U of R has four residences on campus with a variety of options to choose from: apartment or dorm style, kitchen or meal plan, shared or private accommodations.

Click here for more information on your residence option on campus.

Alpha Sigma Nu

Alpha Sigma Nu is the International Honour Society for Jesuit institutions of Higher Learning. The Society inducts as members students, alumni and associates of Jesuit institutions who distinguish themselves by their Scholarship and leadership in Loyalty and Service to the institutions and the community.

Now in its 76th year since its founding at Marquette University, ASN’s member institutions include all 28 Jesuit Colleges and Universities in the USA, Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea; Campion College; and the three Jesuit schools of theology in Berkeley, California; Boston, Massachusetts; and Toronto.

The Campion College chapter was founded in 2006. Its most recent collaboration with Campion’s peer Campus Ministers and CSSU was a lunch of Afghan and Ethiopian foods to raise awareness of the situations of refugees in Regina and the world at large. Funds raised at the lunch went to support the work of Regina’s Open Door refugee organization.

To be invited to apply for membership in the Campion College chapter of ASN, the students must place in the top 15% of their class and must have taken at least one course in religious studies or philosophy. On the basis of their credentials and an essay by which they document their Scholarship, Loyalty and Service, applicants are selected for membership in numbers not exceeding 4% of their class. Members of ASN are the best of the best students at Campion College.

Campion College Students’ Union (CCSU)

The Campion College Students’ Union (CCSU) organizes various activities for students, including sporting and social events. The goal of the students’ union is to promote fellowship among students and to provide a friendly place to unwind from the rigour of academic pressures.

All Campion students are members of the CCSU. The core group of the CCSU is the executive, which invites interested students to offer their names for spring election or to act as support members. Regular meetings are held and all students are invited to attend.

Being part of the students’ union, and becoming active within it, provides students the opportunity to offer their specific talents to the CCSU. In return, they receive valuable experience and make many new friends.

Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry provides personal and spiritual counseling, a peer support network and centre, worship services, reflection and discussion groups, interfaith activities, volunteer placement, and a friendly and nurturing space for those who need spiritual and emotional comfort. Students involved in the Campion College Peer Ministry Program lead faith-sharing groups, organize lectures, arrange for special services, assist with Sunday liturgies, and help to coordinate volunteer efforts. Students do not have to be Roman Catholic to attend Campion College or to use the services of the Campus Ministry. The informative and spiritual setting allows students to question and formulate their own spiritual values.

Library

The library provides a comfortable studying space and houses a collection of approximately 50,000 volumes. Its books and periodicals are selected to provide material for courses offered by the College and with a view to complement the university library collection. Campion students have access to all the libraries on the University of Regina campus. Meanwhile, the College’s library staff are available to assist students using the online catalogue, the reference  collection, online databases and CD-ROM, internet and E-mail services. Printing of documents and photocopying services are also available.


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