On June 4-6, Gonzaga University hosted the annual AJCU Marketing & Communications Network Summit, whose members enjoyed a keynote address from Gonzaga's president, Dr. Thayne McCulloh; sessions on leadership training and development; and, of course, a visit to the Bulldog in front of the athletic complex, as seen here! Click here for more photos.


Earlier in the spring, the Conference of Registrars in Jesuit Institutions (CORe) met at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) for their annual gathering (March 30), held in tandem with the annual meeting of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). Highlights included a session on mission with Dr. John Sebastian, Vice President for Mission and Ministry, and Rev. Randy Roche, S.J., Director of the Center for Ignatian Spirituality at LMU.


On June 17-19, Le Moyne College hosted the annual AJCU Conference on Diversity and Equity. The meeting's theme was "MAGIS: Breaking the Cycles of Marginalization on College Campuses" and keynote speakers included faculty from two AJCU schools, Canisius College and Loyola University Chicago.


And on April 28-May 1, Marquette University hosted the AJCU Facilities, Public Safety and Sustainability Conference. In addition to extensive tours of the campus’ physical plant, attendees heard from the Milwaukee County Sheriff and the Executive Director of Near West Side Partners, Inc. and Business Improvement District #10.

And on June 14-16, the University of Scranton hosted the biannual gathering of the Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN; pictured above in the cover photo). The meeting helped students, staff, faculty and alumni from across the Jesuit network to deepen their knowledge about global humanitarian challenges, and offered networking opportunities for recent graduates to learn how to pursue meaningful careers in the field of humanitarian action. Click here to see more photos from the meeting, which included a keynote address by AJCU’s president, Rev. Michael J. Sheeran, S.J.

To learn more about the AJCU Conferences and affiliated networks, please visit ajcunet.edu/conferences.

We are Jesuit Educated

What does it mean to be Jesuit educated? Hear what students from Jesuit colleges and universities across the country have to say in our #JesuitEducated video series, available on YouTube! Visit jesuiteducated.net to learn more about the nation's Jesuit colleges and universities.

Connections: The Online Magazine for Jesuit Colleges and Universities

The May 2019 issue of Connections highlights beloved campus traditions at commencement. Visit ajcunet.edu/connections to learn more.


AJCU Higher Ed News is a weekly e-newsletter featuring the latest news from Jesuit campuses and organizations.

Mission & Identity

The distinctiveness of a Jesuit education stems from its deep-rooted history and a mission grounded in faith and intellectual rigor. Since its beginnings in 1548, when the first Jesuit institution opened its doors in Messina, Sicily, Jesuit higher education remains committed to academic excellence, service, leadership and caring for the whole person. Click here to learn more about Jesuit mission and identity through our publications, videos and links to related websites.

At the request of the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, the Provincials of the U.S. Jesuit Provinces and the Presidents of AJCU member institutions have established a self-study and peer review process for reaffirming the Jesuit, Catholic mission priorities of U.S. Jesuit colleges and universities. Online materials have been created to assist with this process, known as the Mission Priority Examen (MPE) process; click here to view them online.

A Commitment to SOCIAL JUSTICE

Our institutions are committed to the pursuit of social justice, and teaching students how to become men and women for and with others. Learn more about AJCU's commitment to justice through our Federal Relations activities: Visit ajcunet.edu/federal-relations.