The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) encourages all alumni, students, faculty, staff and administrators of the nation's 28 Jesuit colleges and universities to contact their members of Congress and ask for their support to protect DACA students.

Among the 800,000 undocumented individuals protected by the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) are students at Jesuit institutions. Without protection, they will be forced to leave the United States after the program's expiration on March 5, 2018.

AJCU has been working closely with the American Council on Education (ACE), as a member of the Protect Dreamers Higher Education Coalition, to protect DACA students on our campuses. Visit to learn more.

We Support the DREAM Act Phone Campaign: February 1, 2018

On Thursday, February 1, Jesuit institutions, led by Loyola University Chicago and Georgetown University, will be asking students to contact their hometown member of Congress and their two U.S. Senators, in support of the DREAM Act and DACA. Stay tuned to this page for talking points and more information after the State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 31.


What does it mean to be Jesuit educated? Hear what students from Jesuit colleges and universities across the country have to say in our new video series, available on YouTube! Visit to learn more about the nation's 28 Jesuit colleges and universities.



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

Connections: The Online Magazine for Jesuit Colleges and Universities

The January 2018 issue of Connections focuses on young Jesuits in higher education. Visit to read it online.

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.