Creating a Culture of Collaboration at Georgetown University

As the world becomes more interconnected and complex, so do the major issues facing society today. Dr. Paul Almeida, Dean of Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, explains how the University is creating new collaborations through its Colleges and Schools to solve local (and global) challenges together.

Creighton Makes Interdisciplinary Research and Education a Priority

With nine colleges and schools — four in the health sciences and others encompassing business, law and the arts — all on one walkable campus in Omaha, NE, Creighton University is well-configured to foster interdisciplinary research and education.

To Address Trauma in Milwaukee, Marquette Awards Grant for New Mental Health Clinic

Marquette University President, Dr. Michael R. Lovell, knows first-hand how traumatic experiences can affect individuals and their surrounding communities. So last year, he and his wife founded a region-wide effort to heal trauma in Milwaukee, WI: Scaling Wellness in Milwaukee. SWIM, for short.

The Bollandist Society Steps Out of the Shadows

In spite of its pedigree of hagiographic scholarship stretching back four centuries, the Bollandist Society, based in Belgium, is largely unknown, even in learned religious circles. It is now remedying that by reaching out to a wider audience, particularly the Jesuit family.

Interdisciplinary Collaborations Energize Faculty & Students at Gonzaga

Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak, Dean of Arts & Sciences at Gonzaga University, explains how the future of higher education can be seen through interdisciplinarity: retreating from silos, integrating disciplines, and offering new and exciting pathways to teaching and learning are clearly connected to real-life issues.

All of these stories can be found in the latest issue of AJCU’s online monthly magazine, Connections.


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 to learn more about the nation's 28 Jesuit colleges and universities.

Connections: The Online Magazine for Jesuit Colleges and Universities

The January 2019 issue of Connections highlights Jesuit college and university alumni making waves in the food and beverage industry. Visit 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