|University of San Diego|
|Motto:||Emitte Spiritum Tuum|
(Latin, Send Forth Thy Spirit)
|President:||Dr. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point For the film of this title see Private School (film. Private schools, or Independent schools are Schools not administered University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Mary E. Lyons|
|Location:||San Diego, California, U.S.|
|Campus name:||Alcalá Park|
The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic university in San Diego, California. A faculty is a division within a University. The concept of a university with different faculties for different subjects dates back to Al-Azhar University, which had In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. USD (an acronym also used by the University of South Dakota) offers more than sixty bachelor's, master’s, and doctoral programs. The University of South Dakota, the state’s oldest university was founded in 1862 and classes began in 1882 A bachelor's degree is usually an Undergraduate Academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three four or in some cases and A doctorate is an Academic degree that indicates the highest level of academic achievement The university consists of six schools: the School of Business Administration, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the School of Law, the School of Nursing & Health Science, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies.
Chartered in 1949, the University opened its doors to its first class of students in 1952 as the San Diego College for Women. The San Diego College for Women was a private, Catholic Women's college in San Diego, California. Most Reverend Charles F. Buddy, D.D., then bishop of the Diocese of San Diego and Reverend Mother Rosalie Hill, RSCJ, a Superior Vicaress of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, chartered the institution from resources drawn from their respective organizations on a stretch of land known as "Alcalá Park," named for San Diego de Alcalá. Most Reverend Charles Francis Buddy, DD ( October 4 1887 – March 5 1966) was an American Catholic bishop and educator The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego is a Particular church of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the western region of the United States In the broadest sense a vicar (from the Latin Vicarius) is a representative anyone acting "in the person of" or agent for a superior The Society of the Sacred Heart is a Roman Catholic religious congregation established in France by St Saint Didacus of Alcalá or Diego, more familiar as San Diego, was a Lay brother of the Order of Friars Minor who died at Alcalá de Henares In September 1954, the San Diego College for Men and the School of Law opened. These two schools originally occupied Bogue Hall on the same site of University High School, which would later become the home of the University of San Diego High School. The University of San Diego High School (USDHS also known as The University High School (UHS and affectionately known as "Uni" was a Catholic, Co-educational Starting in 1954, Alcalá Park also served as the diocesan chancery office and housed the episcopal offices, until the University was removed from direct diocesan control. In 1957, Immaculate Heart Major Seminary and St. Francis Minor Seminary were moved into their newly completed facility, now known as Maher Hall. The Immaculata Chapel, now no longer affiliated with USD, also opened that year as part of the seminary facilities. For nearly two decades, these schools co-existed on Alcalá Park. Immaculate Heart closed at the end of 1968, when its building was renamed De Sales Hall; St. Francis remained open until 1970, when it was transferred to another location on campus, leaving all of the newly named Bishop Leo T. Maher Hall to the newly merged co-educational University of San Diego in 1972. Since then, the University has grown quickly and dramatically increased its assets and academic programs with the financial capital coming primarily from the student body. The community, including local patrons and businesses, has also been integral to the University's success.
Arguably, the most dramatic growth since the 1972 merger has occurred since the mid-1980s. In 1998, Joan B. Kroc, philanthropist and wife of McDonald's financier Ray Kroc, and a strong advocate for world peace, endowed USD with a gift of $25 million for the construction of the Institute for Peace & Justice. Joan Beverly Kroc (born Mansfield) ( August 27, 1928 &ndash October 12, 2003) was the third wife of McDonald's CEO Ray Raymond Albert Kroc ( October 5, 1902 - January 14, 1984) took over the then small-scale McDonald's Corporation franchise in 1954 and USD further benefited from the general trend of yearly, unprecedented tuition increases among private universities, as well as multi-million dollar gifts from weight-loss tycoon Jenny Craig, inventor Donald Shiley, investment banker and alumnus Bert Degheri, and an addition $50 million Mrs. Jenny Craig (born Genevieve Guidroz in 1932 in Berwick Louisiana) is an American Weight loss guru and founder of Jenny Craig Inc Donald Shiley is one of the co-inventors of Pfizer 's Bjork-Shiley Heart valve. Kroc left the IPJ upon her passing. These gifts made possible, respectively, the Jenny Craig Pavilion (an athletic arena), the Donald P. Shiley Institute for Science and Technology, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, and the Degheri Alumni Center. Consequently, USD has been in the media spotlight hosting the West Coast Conference (WCC) basketball tournament in 2002 and 2003, and has been able to host prestigious functions such as the Kyoto Laureate Symposium at the Joan B. The Kyoto Prize (京都賞 has been awarded annually since 1984 by the Inamori Foundation, founded by Kazuo Inamori. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice. Shiley's gift has provided the University with some of the most state-of-the-art teaching laboratories in Southern California. In 2005 the university expanded the Colachis Plaza from the Immaculata along Marian Way to the east end of Hall, which effectively closed the east end of the campus to vehicular traffic. That same year, the student body approved plans for a renovation and expansion of the Hahn University Center made possible by a $30 million gift from an anonymous alumus, which began at the end of 2007.
Alcalá Park sits atop the edge of a mesa overlooking Mission Bay and other parts of San Diego, California. A mesa ( Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic for "table" is an elevated area of land with a flat top and sides that are usually steep cliffs Mission Bay is a bay located south of the Pacific Beach community of San Diego, California. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The philosophy of USD's founderess and her fellow religious, relied heavily on the belief that studying in beautiful surroundings could improve the educational experience of students. Thus, to complement the natural beauty of the area, the university's buildings are designed in 16th-century Spanish Renaissance architectural style, paying homage to both San Diego's Catholic heritage and the Universidad de Alcalá in Spain. This article is about the Spanish Renaissance of the 15th-16th centuries The University of Alcalá (Universidad de Alcalá is an institute of higher learning located in the city of Alcalá de Henares, to the east of Madrid in Many students and faculty choose to live on campus and immerse themselves in this architectural atmosphere and setting.
The campus is located approximately two miles north of downtown San Diego, on the north crest of Mission Valley in the community of Linda Vista. Mission Valley is a wide valley trending east-west in San Diego, California, through which the San Diego River flows to the Pacific Ocean. Linda Vista ( Spanish for "Pretty View" is a community in San Diego California, United States. From the westernmost edges of Alcalá Park the communities of Mission Hills, Old Town, Point Loma, Ocean Beach, Bay Park, Mission Beach, and Pacific Beach can be seen. Mission Hills is a neighborhood of San Diego, California, USA. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, located in San Diego, California, is a state protected historical park in San Diego. Point Loma is a seaside neighborhood of San Diego, California. Mission Beach is a community on a stretch of sandbar along the Pacific Ocean to the west and Mission Bay to the Pacific Beach is a neighborhood of San Diego, bounded by La Jolla to the north Mission Beach to the south Interstate 5 and Clairemont Also, views of the Pacific Ocean, Mission Bay, San Diego Harbor, the Coronado Islands, and La Jolla are also prominent throughout the campus. The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the Earth 's Oceanic divisions Mission Bay is a bay located south of the Pacific Beach community of San Diego, California. San Diego Bay is a natural harbor adjacent to San Diego California. The Coronado Islands are a group of four Islands off the northwest coast of the Mexican state of Baja California. La Jolla (ləˈhɔɪə "luh-HOY-uh") is a wealthy Seaside resort community of up to 42808 residents within the city of San Diego, California
Though a Catholic university, the school is no longer governed directly by the Diocese of San Diego or any religious order. The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego is a Particular church of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the western region of the United States Religious orders ('Religious Institutes' cf canons 573-746 are the major form of consecrated life in the Roman Catholic Church. Today, a layboard of trustees governs the university's operations. In religious organizations the laity comprises all persons who are not Clergy. Trustee is a Legal term that refers to a holder of property on behalf of a beneficiary. However, the Bishop of San Diego, the Most Rev. Robert H. Brom, retains a seat as a permanent member and retains control of the school's designation of "Catholic. "
The University of San Diego offers more than 60 degrees at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. USD is divided into six schools and colleges. The College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Law are the oldest academic divisions at USD; when it is opened the Kroc School of Peace Studies will be the university's newest school. USD offers an honors program at the undergraduate level, with approximately 300 students enrolled annually.
U.S. News & World Report ranks USD 104th among "National Universities" and the Princeton Review includes USD in its guidebook of the 351 best universities. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D The Princeton Review (TPR is an American educational preparation company
For potential applicants, the average GPA of admitted freshmen for fall 2007 was 3. 76. The average SAT I score was 1175 and the average ACT score was 26. 1. 
The College of Arts and Sciences is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. The Phi Beta Kappa Society is an academic Honor society with the mission of "fostering and recognizing excellence" in the Undergraduate Liberal arts The university is also a member of Mortar Board national honors society for college seniors, and participates with the National Society of Collegiate Scholars in recognizing the superior academic achievements of first and second year students. Mortar Board is a national honor society whose membership is composed of outstanding students dedicated to the values of scholarship leadership and service The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS is a national academic Honor society for college students in United States. Fulbright, Truman, Goldwater and Strauss finalists and scholars have earned their undergraduate degrees at USD. The Fulbright Program, including the Fulbright-Hays Program, is a program of grants for international educational exchange for scholars educators graduate
Founded in 1954, the School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the American Association of Law Schools. The University of San Diego School of Law, commonly referred to as USD Law, is a Law school in San Diego California. University of San Diego School of Law is one of only 80 ABA-accredited law schools to hold a membership in the Order of the Coif, the most distinguished rank of American law schools. The Order of the Coif is an Honor society for United States law school graduates Well-respected, legal educator, Brian Leiter has often regarded the University of San Diego School of Law as having one of the strongest law faculties in the nation. In 2003-2004, Leiter ranked the school 22nd in the nation in terms of scholarly impact. In 2007, Leiter ranked the school's faculty 27th in the nation based on mean scholarly impact.  The University of San Diego School of Law is also notable for attracting a strong student body, consistently placing amongst the top 40 US law schools.  In San Diego, one out of every four practicing lawyers is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law.
The Philip Y. Hahn School of Nursing & Health Science is among the top ten percent of graduate-level nursing programs according to the U. S. News & World Report. USD Nursing was the first Ph. D. nursing program in California, and today is one of only
The School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES) has nearly 700 students at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. Coming from the United States as well as other nations, SOLES students and faculty are culturally and ethnically diverse. SOLES academic programs include Counseling, Leadership Studies, and Marital and Family Therapy, as well as the Department of Learning and Teaching. The school offers the following degrees: Ph. D. , M. Ed. , M. A. T. , and M. A. Additionally, SOLES has certificate programs in American Humanics, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and Character Development.
The School of Business Administration is one of only a handful of schools with AACSB business program accreditation and ABET engineering degree accreditation. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB was founded in 1916 to accredit schools of business worldwide while the first accreditations took The School is also home to the Ahlers Center for International Business, one of the few private endowments for international business in the world.
USD's undergrad business school was ranked #47 in the country by BusinessWeek in March, 2008, and is one of the top five ranked programs on the west coast. The MBA program is ranked #36 in the world for social responsibility in the Beyond Grey Pinstripes Global 100 list, and is the highest ranking program on that measure in Southern California.
David F. Pyke, associate dean at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business, has been named to serve as dean of USD's School of Business Administration starting in July, 2008.
The Kroc School of Peace Studies is currently under development. The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice was established thanks to Mrs. Kroc's gift of $75 million in-all "to not only teach peace, but make peace". The first master’s level graduate students entered the Kroc Institute in 2002.
Social justice, ethics, and spirituality related programs=== The University of San Diego has a special commitment to issues of social justice, ethics, and spirituality. It has several programs, centers, and institutes that deal with a wide variety of these issues: Center for Community Service Learning, Center for Latino/a Catholicism, Center for Christian Spirituality, the Character Development Center, Ethnic Studies Program, the Romero Center, the Social Issues Committee, the Trans-Border Institute, and the Values Institute. Activities and Projects TBI provides grants to University of San Diego faculty staff and students for research and activities related to the U
The Caster Family Center for Nonprofit Research was launched in 2004 with generous start-up grants provided by The Westreich Foundation and the Bruce T. Halle Family Foundation. In 2007 the Center received a generous naming contribution from the Caster family. Housed within the School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES) the work of the Center is co-directed and is supported by an active Advisory Committee. The Center is staffed by doctoral students.
The Mission of the Caster Family Center for Nonprofit Research is to study issues of strategic importance to the sector and to identify and advance best practices in nonprofit leadership and management. The Center's vision includes: (a) In the next five years USD's Center for Nonprofit Research will become recognized as a source of the highest quality research in the nonprofit sector; (b) The Center will serve as a convener of broad based community dialogues around topics of relevance to strategic operations and public policy; (c) The Center will help to define the full landscape of San Diego 's nonprofit sector so as to increase the community's understanding of the value and contribution of the sector.
USD athletes compete in the West Coast Conference at the Division I level of the NCAA. Current members Former members University of the Pacific (1952-1971 San Jose State University (1952-1969 Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations The football program does not offer scholarships, and competes at Division I-AA in the Pioneer Football League. The Pioneer Football League is a College athletic conference which operates literally from coast to coast in the United States. The women's softball program competes in the Pacific Coast Softball Conference, and in 2004-05 the women's swimming and diving teams began to compete in the Western Athletic Conference. The Pacific Coast Softball Conference is an NCAA Division 1 conference that only sponsors women’s softball The Western Athletic Conference (commonly referred to as the WAC, pronounced "wack" was formed on July 27 1962 making it the sixth oldest of the 11 College USD athletes and teams are known as the Toreros, which is Spanish for "Bullfighters". "Matador" redirects here For other uses see Matador (disambiguation. "Matador" redirects here For other uses see Matador (disambiguation. Team uniforms and jerseys are in university's colors: navy blue, columbia blue, and white. Navy blue is a dark shade of the Color Blue. Navy blue got its name from the dark blue (contrasted with white worn by officers in the Royal Navy since Columbia blue is a light Blue tertiary Color. The typical Columbia blue is defined by Pantone as Columbia Blue 3 (PANTONE 292 White is a Color, the perception which is evoked by Light that stimulates all three types of color sensitive Cone cells in the Human eye Facilities include the Jenny Craig Pavilion, McNamara Fitness Room, Varsity Weight Room, Erg Rowing Room, Golf Team Room Sports Center Gym and Pool, East and West Tennis Courts, Torero Stadium, Cunningham Baseball Stadium, Torero Softball Complex, USD Mission Bay Boathouse, and two intramural fields. Jenny Craig Pavilion (JCP is a 5100 seat multi-purpose Arena, built in 2000 in San Diego California, on the campus of the University of San Diego The Torero Stadium is a 6000 seat Stadium in San Diego California that is primarily used for Soccer and American football. The student spirit club, is called the The Bull Pit.
In 2007, Toreros' quarterback Josh Johnson threw for 43 touchdown passes and just 1 interception, a school record.
In 1992, the Toreros ran off a series of men's college soccer upsets, playing all the way to the finals of the College Cup. College soccer is a term used to describe soccer that is played by Teams operated by Colleges and universities as opposed to a professional The NCAA began conducting a men's soccer national championship tournament in 1959 with an eight-team tournament There they finally lost 2-0 to a heavily favored University of Virginia team in the midst of their four consecutive NCAA titles. The NCAA began conducting a men's soccer national championship tournament in 1959 with an eight-team tournament The University of Virginia (also called UVa, UVA, Mr Jefferson's University, or The University) is a highly selective public research The 13th seeded Toreros upset the University of Connecticut in the first round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament on March 21, 2008. The University of Connecticut ( Connecticut or UConn) is the State of Connecticut 's Land-grant university. The 2008 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in a Single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Events 630 - Byzantine emperor Heraclius restores the True Cross to Jerusalem. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common This marked the first time USD had advanced in the tournament, as well as the first time UConn was eliminated in the first round while coached by Jim Calhoun. James B Calhoun (born May 10, 1942 in Braintree, Massachusetts) is the Head coach of the University of Connecticut 's men's It was the first ever NCAA Tournament win for any school in San Diego.
The undergraduate student body is represented by official student government known as the Associated Students (A. S. ). The Associated Students' Leadership Team serves University of San Diego Undergraduates as official student representatives who promote opportunities for growth and expression, address student issues, and enrich a diverse, inclusive, and engaged community. A. S. works in areas of programming, student issues, marketing, finance, multicultural relations, academics, and student organizations. Student fees make up A. S. 's $900,000 yearly budget. A. S. also assists in the funding of different "centers" on campus including Center for Awareness, Service & Action (CASA), Torero Days/Orientation, Social Issues Committee, USDtv, United Front Multicultural Center (UFMC or simply, UF), and Women's Center.
Student Affairs is the Universities division focused on creating an educational environment which motivates and inspires student learning and personal development, serves the University community, and challenges students to make a positive contribution to society. Within Student Affairs is the Wellness Division which includes the Counseling Center, Disability Services, and the Health Center. Another Division of Student Affairs is Student Life which includes Associated Students, Student Activities, Student Organizations, Greek Life, Outdoor Programs, and Campus Recreation. The last division of Student Affairs are all programs falling under the Dean of Students and these include Community Service Learning, Career Services, Parent Relations, International Center, University Ministry, United Front Multicultural Center, Summer Conferences, and the Women's Center. 
In Fall of 2007, there were 4932 undergraduate students, 1423 graduate students, and 1149 law students enrolled in the University for a total of 7504. Twenty-six percent of the entire student body are racial minorities with Hispanics being the largest minority group. Three percent of the student body are international. Fifty-nine percent of the student body are females, in the law school this number drops to 44% and in the graduate programs it rises to 63%. Between July 1, 2006, and June 30, 2007, USD awarded 2124 degrees. There were 766 faculty employed by the University in Fall 2007, 388 men and 378 women with 117 of these being minorities. 
The University Of San Diego has been host to many Greek organizations. Fraternities and sororities (from the Latin words la frater and la soror, meaning "brother" and "sister" respectively are fraternal In 2000, nearly a quarter of the undergraduate student body belonged to a fraternity, sorority, or coeducational Greek house. Fraternities and sororities (from the Latin words la frater and la soror, meaning "brother" and "sister" respectively are fraternal Fraternities and sororities (from the Latin words la frater and la soror, meaning "brother" and "sister" respectively are fraternal Mixed-sex education, (or just Mixed education) also known as Coeducation, is the integrated education to males and females at the same school facilities First semester students are not allowed to join Greek organizations. The Interfraternal Council, Panhellenic Council and Greek system have their own websites that explain policies and much more in detail.
Fraternities and sororities that have been chartered at the University of San Diego:
'The First Forty Years: A History of the University of San Diego 1949-1989 (1990) by Iris EngstrandAlpha Chi Omega ( ΑΧΩ, also known as A-Chi-O or Alpha Chi) is a women's fraternity founded on October 15 1885. Alpha Delta Pi ( ΑΔΠ) was founded May 15 1851 at Wesleyan College in Macon Georgia making it the first female fraternal organization Alpha Phi ( ΑΦ) is a fraternity for women founded at Syracuse University on September 18, 1872. Gamma Phi Beta ( ΓΦΒ) is an international Sorority that was founded on November 11 1874 at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New Kappa Alpha Theta ( ΚΑΘ) is an international women's fraternity founded on January 27, 1870 at DePauw University. Kappa Kappa Gamma ( ΚΚΓ) is a college women's fraternity, founded at Monmouth College, Illinois. ΑΚΨ ( Alpha Kappa Psi) is the oldest and largest professional business fraternity. ΔΣΠ (Delta Sigma Pi is a Co-ed professional business fraternity in the United States of America. Delta Tau Delta ( ΔΤΔ, DTD or " Delts " is a US -based international college fraternity. Lambda Chi Alpha ( ΛΧΑ) headquartered in Indianapolis Indiana, is a member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC and one of the largest ΣΦΕ ( Sigma Phi Epsilon) commonly Nicknamed SigEp or SPE, is a social fraternity for male College students in the Tau Kappa Epsilon ( ΤΚΕ or Teke, pronounced T-K-E or ˈtiːk as in Teak wood is a College fraternity founded on January 10th Sigma Pi ( ΣΠ) is an international College social fraternity with chapters in the United States and Canada. Sigma Chi ( ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest all-male college Greek-letter social fraternities and a Secret society. History Phi Kappa Theta was established by the merger of two fraternities on April 29, 1959: Phi Kappa and Theta Kappa Phi