As the oldest Catholic, Franciscan institution in the US, our institutional culture is grounded in faith, discovery, and generosity — it’s integrated into everything we do! In addition to offering academic programs that tout state and national rankings (in some cases in the top 10%), we also provide one of the most successful athletics experiences in both success in athletic competition and success in the classroom and beyond graduation. As a small school, we’re not intimidated by emerging trends and large-scale arenas…when you look at our programs and our students’ experiences, we actually thrive in them!
SFU Esports is no different. We’ve been looking into esports and observing from a distance for a couple of years now. We’ve investigated the emergence of intercollegiate, competitive gaming at all levels and have found a particular configuration that excites us. Partnering with a professional esports company like American Esports, which is quickly becoming a leader in the international esports industry, provides us a level of confidence and eagerness that we might not have had if we were forging this stream on our own. SFU Esports is competitive at the highest level and will be a best-practice model for small institutions that are looking to make an impact within the esports industry and in the lives of students. Saint Francis University specializes in the holistic development of students and preparing them for success in both their personal and professional lives…SFU Esports is but another pathway for students to optimize their SFU experience!