Pop-Up Drop-In

Beginning today, Wednesday, February 7 and continuing through the end of the spring semester, the Counseling Center will offer “Pop-Up Drop-Ins” for students who seek mental health services.

The outreach effort provides brief, informal and convenient opportunities for students to meet with counselors and helps to reduce barriers for those who seek help.

The “Pop-Up Drop-Ins” will take place in Old Main 209, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

See below for more information.

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Canisius’ Sexual Violence Prevention Team and USA co-host film viewing

The campus community is invited to attend the viewing of “Escalation” tonight, Wednesday, February 7 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. in the Regis Room of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center.

The 40-minute film chronicles a college relationship from its sweet beginnings through its escalation to abuse.  Following the film, members of the Counseling Center will help facilitate a brief discussion on relationship abuse among college students.

Sponsored by the college’s Sexual Violence Prevention Team and the Undergraduate Student Association, the event coincides with the national #ThatsNotLove campaign, an initiative aimed at ending relationship violence by raising awareness of what abuse looks like.

Submitted by: Michael Cammarata, associate director, Counseling Center



Men’s Basketball Hosts Packed Schedule at KAC

Three games over five days.  Plus, Saturday is Hall of Fame Day

Free tickets for Canisius employees, Hall of Fame Day and free Oreos and ice cream highlight a packed schedule of college basketball this weekend at the Koessler Athletic Center.

The Griffs open the busy slate on Thursday night, February 8 when the energetic Jimmy Patsos brings his Siena Saints into town for a 7:00 p.m. tip. Siena is one of two conference teams to defeat Canisius this season.

Thursday is also Faculty-Staff Night.  All Canisius employees receive free tickets to the game for themselves and immediate family members. Just stop by the Human Resources Office to pick up your complimentary tickets. As an added bonus, it’s Oreo night!  That means a free mini pack of Oreos goes out to the first 600 fans (sorry, milk not included)!

Saturday is Hall of Fame Day with former Griffs Mary Boller ’07, volleyball; Scott Maybee ’94, diving; Ryan Puntiri ’01, soccer, hockey and football; and Kevin Ross ’07, lacrosse all being enshrined along with former Director of Public Safety Gary Everett.  Everett is this year’s recipient of the Father Dugan Award. Game time is 2:00 p.m. on Saturday versus Quinnipiac.  The Hall of Fame ceremonies take place during halftime of the game.

Monday, Canisius welcomes Fairfield to the KAC for a 7:00 p.m. tip. It’s Athletes for Athletes Night.  All fans receive a free cup of Anderson’s ice cream after the game.

For tickets, call 888-TIXX and for more info on the Griffs, visit www.GoGriffs.com

MAAC Standings (through 2/4)

Team            Conf   Overall

Rider               10-2    17-7

Canisius       9-2     15-9

Iona                  9-3     15-9

Niagara           8-4     15-10

Manhattan     6-6     11-13

Quinnipiac     6-6     9-15

Fairfield          4-7     9-13

Monmouth    3-9     7-16

Siena              3-8    7-17

St. Peter’s      3-9     9-14

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate director, Athletics

2017-18 Annual Security and Fire Report

The 2017-18 Annual Security and Fire Report is now available online.  The report, which  includes 2014-16 crime and fire statistics, is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Click below to view the report.


Submitted by: Wil Johnson, director, Public Safety

Jr. Griffs Club Seeks Members

YQLJCCKPBWMJHZE_20160826194249Are you looking for a great way for your children to enjoy Golden Griffin sports? Then sign them up for the Jr. Griffs Club. The cost is only $20 for the first child and $10 for each additional child.

Your $20 membership includes:

  • Official Jr. Griffs Club membership card
  • Official Jr. Griffs Club T-shirt
  • Birthday card from Petey the Golden Griffin
  • Free general admission ticket to all home men’s and women’s basketball, hockey and men’s lacrosse regular-season games (must be accompanied by a paid adult)
  • A monthly newsletter
  • Autograph opportunities
  • A coupon for 20 percent off an item at the Golden Griffin merchandise stand
  • Much, much more!

*Due to NCAA compliance rules, members must be in 8th grade or below and/or 12 years old  or younger. 2017-18 memberships are valid August 1, 2017-June 30, 2018.

For more information, contact Lewis Vaccaro at Ext. 2885 or send an email to vaccaro7@canisius.edu

To register, visit GoGriffs.com

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director for external affairs

Campus Candid


During training, Canisius Fund student callers participated in the Great Egg Drop, a team building activity which requires groups to build a structure out of ordinary materials to protect a raw egg from breaking when dropped from a high elevation. Calling for the 2017-18 annual campaign kicked off on Sunday, September 10.

Submitted by: Summer Handzlik, director, Canisius Fund