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25 Facts About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara College, forerunner of Santa Clara University, was the first to open its doors to students and is the state's oldest operating institution of higher education.
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In 1912, the College of Santa Clara became the University of Santa Clara, with the addition of the School of Engineering and School of Law.
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In 1989 the Santa Clara University campus was unified when The Alameda, a major thoroughfare that had bisected the university, was rerouted.
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Santa Clara carried out all deferred maintenance, including the renovation of Kenna Hall, the Adobe Lodge, and many other historic buildings.
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Santa Clara University is constructing a new STEM campus and plans to complete it on 2022.
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Santa Clara University is a private corporation owned and governed by a privately appointed board of trustees composed of 44 members.
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Santa Clara University is civilly chartered and governed by a board of trustees, which appoints the president.
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Santa Clara University was formerly the president of the University of St Thomas in Minnesota.
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Santa Clara University was named to the 2009,2010,2011,2012,2013 and 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for community service programs and student involvement.
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Santa Clara offers its students the opportunity to engage in over 125 registered student organizations.
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At the start of the 2015 academic year, Santa Clara University announced the creation of the Campus Sustainability Investment Fund as a revolving green fund to support sustainability projects on the SCU campus.
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Paul Locatelli, president of Santa Clara, was a cadet at the university prior to his military service and his entrance into the Jesuit Order.
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Santa Clara participates in NCAA's Division I and is a member of the West Coast Conference.
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Santa Clara athletes have participated in 12 different Olympic Games.
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For many years, Santa Clara participated in NCAA Division II in football, including reaching the NCAA Division II Championship semi-finals in 1980, because of an NCAA bylaw that allowed Division I schools to participate in lower divisions in football; however, the rule was changed in the mid-1990s, and the program was forced to move into Division I-AA.
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