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Gannon University

Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
A four-year Catholic university, dedicated to providing a liberal arts education integrated with professional skills and faith-based learning.

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About

History

Gannon College of Arts and Sciences, founded as Cathedral College under the 1925 charter of Villa Maria College, was established by then-Archbishop John Mark Gannon, who in 1941 purchased one of the most elegant buildings in downtown Erie the Strong Mansion as the current campus’ central site. In 1979, the college attained University status.

Education

Think about what you love to study, or where you imagine yourself working, or what you want to accomplish in the future. It’s possible at Gannon. Over 100 academic programs, including online and traditional Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree options mean countless possibilities. Each of our majors includes opportunities to work and learn in professional settings.

Research

Students at Gannon University work collaboratively with faculty on a variety of research projects.  Projects are related to the wide ranging expertise of the faculty within the biology department.  Students and faculty take advantage of three shared laboratory spaces in the Zurn Science center and our proximity to Lake Erie for research.

Career

The Career Exploration and Development team helps students connect their coursework with career possibilities through advising, outreach, professional events, internships, and other experiences. Through partnerships with university colleagues, alumni, and employers, the department is committed to helping develop students into career-ready professionals.

Services

Student services

The Office of Global Support and Student Engagement (OGSSE) strives to foster a welcoming environment for all students and their families of diverse cultural identities.  The OGSSE staff serves students on F and J visas through orientation, advocacy, resource referrals, cultural programming, and immigration advising.  We invite members of the Gannon and local communities to participate in opportunities for intercultural dialogue, exchange and cultural exploration sponsored by our office and the division of Global Enrollment and Engagement.

Housing services

  • Gannon offers some apartments specifically for graduate students. However, graduate students may choose to live in any campus-building (space-permitting) to accommodate financial and personal preferences. 
  • Space is limited!
  • Assignments will be offered as space is available. Assignments are made in application-date order. Due to the demand for housing and the number of beds that typically become available each year, the Office of Residence Life cannot guarantee that housing will be available for every applicant. Housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • The earlier you complete the application process, the better your chances are to receive your preferred accommodations.

Library services

The Msgr. Wilfrid J. Nash Library provides resources, services, facilities, and instructional programs in support of the University curricula and the scholarly needs and interests of the Gannon community.

ICT services

Gannon University announced a new partnership with Extreme Networks, a leading provider of wired and wireless networking hardware, cloud services and applications for enterprises, data centers and service providers around the globe.

Medical services

  • Treatment plans including prescriptions, testing and referrals
  • Wound care, suture, and staple removal
  • Chronic condition support and education
  • Blood pressure and weight checks
  • Flu clinics
  • Ear flushes
  • Tuberculosis Screening and Testing for International Students

The Health Center is available to all registered students who have:

  • a completed  Health Examination Form on file and
  • a valid Gannon ID

Student Life

Campus life

Gannon University is comprised of two vibrant campuses in Erie, Pa. and Ruskin, Fla. Gannon's Erie campus is central to many businesses and organizations that provide students with hands-on learning opportunities.

 This urban campus in the heart of downtown is within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, entertainment and Lake Erie beaches close by, and is just within a two-hour drive of Cleveland, Buffalo and Pittsburgh. Gannon's Ruskin campus is a dynamic and beautiful area between Tampa and Bradenton that rates highly on measures of livability and attractiveness. 

The campus puts you at the center of a rapidly expanding healthcare sector with opportunities to engage in educational outreach activities.

Sports facilities

The Recreation and Wellness Center provides quality programs and facilities for the campus and Erie communities while encouraging experiential learning opportunities and promoting life-long wellness.​

We will continue to enhance the current programming array, add mission appropriate programs, and continue to upgrade facilities in accordance with national standards.  Within the Division of Student Development and Engagement, the RWC team will continue to collaborate with a variety of partners to provide opportunities for all who pass through our doors.​  

Student clubs

  • Alpha Gamma Delta
Womens social sorority concentrating on leadership, membership, sisterhood, scholarship, and service.
  • Alpha Kappa Psi (AKΨ)
We are the Theta Iota Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi at Gannon University. AKPsi is the oldest, largest and most profound co-ed principled professional business fraternity in the United States.
  • Alpha Phi Delta
Alpha Phi Delta is a social fraternity that emphasizes brotherhood, community service, leadership, and academic excellence.
  • Alpha Phi Sigma
The National Criminal Justice Honors Society All new members please click the link, in the external websites tab, to submit your application online.

Accreditation

Gannon University's Health Profession Programs are accredited and meet the highest national standards.

Academic programs of Gannon University are accredited by:

  • The Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
  • Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Commission of Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • The Joint Review Committee for Education in Radiologic Technology
  • Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
  • Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
  • Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs

Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

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