Photo and map by the University of Deusto (Bilbao, Spain)

Photo and map by the University of Deusto (Bilbao, Spain)

On Wednesday, July 11, the presidents and administrators of more than 200 Jesuit institutions and organizations from across the world attended the signing of a charter that established the International Association of Jesuit Universities (IAJU). The signing occurred during a week-long gathering at the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain, where leaders in Jesuit higher education met to engage in dialogue on the critical issues impacting their institutions today, and collaborate on ways to address them. Click here to learn more about this historic gathering, which featured an address by Rev. Arturo Sosa, S.J., Superior General of the Society of Jesus.


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.



Connections: The Online Magazine for Jesuit Colleges and Universities

The May 2018 issue of Connections identifies strategies to build cultures of philanthropy on Jesuit campuses. Visit to read it online.


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.

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