The Sebago Center functions as an extension of Saint Joseph’s College of Maine and is the latest expression of the college’s long-standing commitment to community, one of our seven core values.
Informed by the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, we demonstrate our connectedness with one another through our expressions of hospitality, courtesy, inclusive relationships, shared values, and collaboration. We extend this value of community by reaching out to neighbors and to members of the broader civic and ecclesial communities.
Academic programs at Saint Joseph’s College encourage students to find their passion and calling for life. In our programs, faculty and students collaborate closely. Students find opportunities for internships on and off campus, have access to research opportunities, study abroad, and service trips. Our undergraduate learning experience is built around teaching future leaders to leverage their learnings to make a difference in our world.
MABLab!, the Internship and Apprenticeship program of the Office of Mission-Aligned Business, provides students with experience in the fast-paced, changing world of start-up businesses. With an emphasis on social entrepreneurship, MABLab! will reinforce strategies that drive economic and financial transformation while generating social and ecological value creation. Working in a co-working hub in Scully Hall, MABLab! students pursue the development of sustainable communities using traditional and non-traditional business practices and contribute directly to results within our own campus community.
Saint Joseph’s College has long been considered a leader in the Distance Learning community. Online learners are able to choose a program that empowers them to make a difference in their lives and encourages them to apply their learnings to build a more sustainable world.
Center for Faith and Spirituality
The Center for Faith and Spirituality seeks to provide leadership and resources to develop ongoing dialogue, relationships, and opportunities to engage, nurture, and foster faith and spirituality among individuals and across diverse communities. The Center looks to touch and intersect with important areas of faith and spirituality in tangible and dynamic ways for individuals, groups, and communities.
The Center’s purpose finds expression in the following ways:
• Welcoming groups of diverse spiritual and cultural traditions to our beautiful lakeside campus for events, meetings, and programs that further our shared goal of spiritual development in all aspects of life;
• Developing and offering workshops, speakers, and programs that focus on various dimensions of faith and spirituality expressed and cultivated in everyday life;
• Sponsoring of events both on and off campus in partnership with a wide range of College-based and community-based partners; and
• Developing new partnerships with organizations beyond the College that can strengthen and expand regional resources committed to spiritual development.
Permanent residents of Standish and Windham are invited to use the Wellehan Library to rent books, CDs, DVDs and access in-library subscription databases for research. Individuals must be over the age of 18 and show a valid photo ID, as well as proof of current mailing address.
Athletics Complex/Alfond Center
Alfond Center Sports Complex hosts an average of 20 fitness classes per week at $7 per class and is available for community member use. We encourage all members of our community to drop in, take a class, or host an event with us! Standish residents are eligible for discounts on classes.