About SJC Trichy Alumni USA Chapter

The purpose of the Chapter is to promote the welfare of SJC Alumni’s living abroad, especially in the USA; to establish a mutually beneficial relationship between St. Joseph’s College Trichy and the Alumni Association; to promote literary and scientific pursuits and matters kindred there to. Without in any way limiting the foregoing, but in expansion thereof, the Chapter shall encourage and promote professional guidance through the advice of pre-professional and graduate students at St. Joseph’s College through a chapter organization, support, and the leadership.

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The Vision

The Alumni Chapter’s vision is to assist in the development of SJC and its national alumni association in becoming a world-class institution of higher learning and an outstanding university support organization, respectively. Such entities would sustain and strengthen the lifelong bond between SJC and its growing alumni chapter throughout the United States and the world. This action would also aid in the expansion of the national alumni support base. We focus on chapter membership, student recruitment, scholarship, and community service.

The Mission

The Alumni Chapter’s mission is to:

  • To promote the interest of the SJC, its students, and University’s alumni family.
  • Establish mutually beneficial relations among the SJC, its alumni, friends, and the Josephite Community through improved collaborations.
  • To promote the presence of SJC as a viable alternative to acquiring a quality university education to other competing institutions.
  • To act as a vigilant protector of SJC’s long and rich heritage.


St.Joseph’s College was established in 1844 by the Fathers of Society of Jesus (The Jesuits). It is one of the very oldest institute in the World. Among all St.Joseph’s Colleges, it is 3rd oldest institute. It was affiliated to Madras University in 1869. The College celebrated its centenary in 1944, sesquicentenary in 1995 and acquired the Five Star status, awarded by National Assessment and Accreditation Council(NAAC) in 2000. It was recognised by UGC as a College with Potential for Excellence (CPE) in 2004 and was Reaccredited by NAAC with A+ Grade in 2006. The College is owned by the Society of St.Joseph’s, a body registered under Societies Regulation Act(1860), having its office at Tiruchirappalli. This Jesuit college trains young men and women of quality to be leaders in all walks of life so that they may serve the people of the nation in truth, justice and love.

Coat of arm

The college blazon is not the heirloom of an ancient and noble family handed down with pride of name and glorious memories of the past. It is only distinctive badge expressing its aim and ideal. It bears azure, with the Trichinipoly rock and the college church for distinctive features. The conspicuous palm tree in the middle is the emblem of the east. It bears in fesses a bow and above it, is the monogram of the Society of Jesus. Its crest is a royal crown and a Lilly issuant, both in the honour of the college patron, St. Joseph, the crown signify that he was of David’s royal blood and the lily to signify his spotless purity. Thus the whole in ordinary language would read: the college of St. Joseph is conducted by the Fathers of the Society of Jesus, at Trichinipoly in the east. The motto “PRO BONO ET VERO” (For the Good and the True) indicates the idea which the teachers and the taught should ever keep before their eyes as the goal of their efforts in the field of education namely moral and intellectual formation.

Chapter Board Members

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