On Tuesday, June 13th, seventy faculty, staff and administrators from twenty-six Jesuit colleges and universities across the country came together at Loyola University Chicago for the fourteenth Jesuit Leadership Seminar. For the next three days, they learned about the history and contemporary landscape of Jesuit higher education from noted guest speakers, and engaged in constructive dialogue about ways that they can live out their institutions’ shared mission through their work.

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This year, best-selling author and Jesuit priest Rev. James Martin, S.J. delivered the commencement addresses at Loyola University Maryland and the University of Scranton. He also received his 12th and 13th honorary degrees; he spoke about Jesuit education with AJCU's director of communications, Deanna Howes, in spring 2017.

Connections: The Online Magazine for Jesuit Colleges and Universities

The May 2017 issue of Connections highlights ways that Jesuit institutions market the mission of Jesuit higher education. Click here to read more.

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.