In 1970, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) was established as the successor to the Commission on Colleges and Universities of the Jesuit Educational Association (JEA), which since 1936 had served as the umbrella organization for both Jesuit secondary and postsecondary education. Fifty years later, AJCU continues to live out its mission to represent Jesuit higher education among its various constituencies; provide a forum for the exchange of information and experiences in Jesuit higher education; and encourage and facilitate collaborative initiatives among its member institutions.
Hear from seven presidents and administrators from Jesuit institutions and organizations in our new video (left). To learn more about Jesuit colleges and universities, please click here.
The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) is heartened by the agreement reached between the United States Government and Harvard/MIT on Tuesday, July 14, to rescind the July 6th guidance and FAQ from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) imposing onerous restrictions on international students seeking to study in the U.S. Click here to view the full statement online.
Click here for AJCU’s statement on racial justice, along with a list of events, articles and reflections from across the Jesuit network.
Click here to view the AJCU coronavirus information page, featuring re-opening plans for Jesuit colleges and universities.
Rev. Michael J. Garanzini, S.J. began his tenure as President of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) on July 1, 2023. Fr. Garanzini was elected by the AJCU Board of Directors, chaired by Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., President of Loyola University Maryland.
Fr. Garanzini currently serves as both Secretary for Higher Education of the Society of Jesus, and Chair of the Board of Directors for the International Association of Jesuit Universities (IAJU). He will complete his eighth year of service to the international network of Jesuit higher education while working at AJCU.
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The coronavirus pandemic has caused Jesuit colleges and universities to postpone their in-person commencement ceremonies, but the Class of 2023 is still being honored and recognized in a variety of meaningful ways. From virtual ceremonies and Baccalaureate Masses, to video messages from presidents, faculty, family members and prominent alumni, Jesuit institutions are applying creativity and imagination to celebrate their newest Jesuit-educated graduates.
We have compiled a video gallery, along with links to information on this year’s ceremonies; click here to view them online.
What does it mean to be Jesuit educated? Hear what students from Jesuit colleges and universities across the United States have to say in our #JesuitEducated video series, available on YouTube! Visit jesuiteducated.net to learn more about Jesuit colleges and universities.
The April 2023 issue of Connections profiles sustainability initiatives at Jesuit colleges and universities. Visit 免费香港ssr节点 to learn more. (Note: Connections is not published during the summer; the next issue will be published in September 2023)
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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 新加坡梯子 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. Click 香港梯子 to earn more about AJCU's commitment to justice through our Government Relations activities.