In 1967, Rev. Pedro Arrupe, S.J issued an "Interracial Apostolate," calling on Jesuit institutions to find solutions toward racial tolerance and unity. But for Marquette University, this started before then, and continues to this day.


As campus leaders who seek to be agents of change, members of the Jesuit Student Government Alliance are doing so within the values of the Jesuit mission: Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (“For the Greater Glory of God”) motivates each campus leader to act in best practice for and with God, human beings and the environment.


This past summer, the Ignatian Solidarity Network hosted the 2019 Ignatian Justice Summit on Immigration at John Carroll University, where student from 14 Jesuit colleges and universities learned how to be advocates and allies for others.


When Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Ph.D. set out to create a course on #BlackLivesMatter, she wanted to create an experience that would link the use of social media to post-racial social activism; in Baltimore, this course (taught at Loyola University Maryland), couldn't be more timely.

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 September 2019 issue of Connections highlights student activism on Jesuit campuses. 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.