Siena Heights University is a Catholic university founded in 1919 and sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters.
Enrolling a diverse community of traditional-age and working adult students, Siena Heights is a coeducational institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission that was founded in the liberal arts tradition, offering associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
The University is headquartered in Adrian, Michigan, with degree completion centers in Dearborn, Southfield, Benton Harbor, Monroe, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Jackson and Online.
The name Siena honors St. Catherine of Siena, a 14th century Italian Dominican who dedicated her life to a quest for truth and social responsibility. Similarly, the mission of the institution – to help students become more competent, purposeful and ethical – grows out of the philosophy Siena.
Throughout its history, Siena Heights has built a proud tradition of innovative response to challenging social needs. Originally a college for women who intended to become teachers, Siena broadened its offerings over the years and by the 1950s was recognized as one of the nation’s 10 best liberal arts colleges for women.
THE MARY M. AND SASH A. SPENCER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Updates on our Performing Arts Center coming soon.