The following centers, programs and publications are related to Jesuit higher education, and serve as resources to AJCU and others within the Jesuit network. We invite you to scroll through the list below to visit their websites and learn more.

This list is updated frequently. Please contact Deanna Howes, AJCU's Director of Communications with any suggestions and/or corrections: (202) 862-9893 or
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Academics at Jesuit University and Schools (AJUS)
AJUS is a non-profit international membership association that seeks to promote the: International cooperation among academics who work at Jesuit institutions of higher education or who are otherwise interested in and committed to their mission; Global exchange of experiences with and knowledge about Jesuit higher education in the 21st century; Formation of students around the world as men and women for and with others for the greater Glory of God; Development of international research projects that seek to find God in all things; International cooperation among Jesuit institutions of higher education towards global peace, social justice, care for the marginalized in society, and a sustainable environment.
Alpha Sigma Nu
Alpha Sigma Nu is the Honor Society of Jesuit colleges and universities. Alpha Sigma Nu honors students who distinguish themselves in scholarship, loyalty to the ideals of Jesuit education, and service to others while attending one of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, Regis and Campion Colleges in Canada, or Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea. As the only honor society permitted to bear the name Jesuit, the vision of the Society is the encouragement of Ignatian inspired lifelong leaders, accomplished through Chapter action, Alumni Club programs, and ?S? website resources.
America Magazine
America is a Catholic media ministry that interprets the Church for the world and the world for the Church. It is a forum for discussion of religion, society, politics and culture from a Catholic perspective. The Ignatian traditions of "finding God in all things" and the promotion of justice shape our commentary. Founded in 1909 by the Jesuit order and directed today by Jesuits and lay colleagues, America is a resource for spiritual renewal and social analysis guided by the spirit of charity.
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
A voluntary association, ACCU was founded in 1899 by 53 delegates from Catholic colleges throughout the United States. Since then, the association has grown fourfold to represent more than 90 percent of accredited Catholic institutions of higher learning in the United States, plus approximately two dozen international universities. ACCU’s principal purposes are to help member institutions strengthen their stated Catholic mission and to foster collaboration among Catholic colleges and universities. AJCU became an affiliate member of ACCU in June 2013.
Association of Latin American Jesuit Universities (AUSJAL)
AUSJAL is the counterpart to AJCU in Latin America. A voluntary organization that assembles 31 Jesuit-sponsored universities in Latin America, AUSJAL’s mission is to encourage the integral formation of students, support faculty development, and strengthen the academic quality of the universities, with the goal that such Christian inspired institutions encourage justice and social productivity in Latin America.
Catholic Relief Services
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the official international humanitarian agency of the U.S. Catholic community. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas by promoting human development by responding to major emergencies, fighting disease and poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies; and, serving Catholics in the United States as they live their faith in solidarity with their brothers and sisters around the world. As part of the universal mission of the Catholic Church, CRS works with local, national and international Catholic institutions and structures, as well as other organizations, to assist people on the basis of need, not creed, race or nationality.
Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good
Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good promotes public policies and effective programs that enhance the inherent dignity of all, especially the poor and most vulnerable. [Their] work is inspired by Gospel values and the rich history of Catholic social teaching as they inform pressing moral issues of our time. [The Alliance accomplishes] goals through public policy analysis and advocacy, strategic media outreach, and engaging citizens in the service of the common good.
Charis Ministries
Founded in 2000, Charis Ministries provides opportunities for peer-led retreats in the Ignatian tradition to those in their 20s and 30s. Retreats are offered in Chicago and, through the Charis Partner Program, in 40 cities throughout the country, including specific initiatives to serve Hispanic young adults and active duty military personnel. Phone: (773) 508-3237. Address: 1333 West Devon Avenue, Box 415, Chicago, IL 60660-1329.
Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education (JJBE)
The Journal of Jesuit Business Education (JJBE) is the peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal of the Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education (CJBE). The journal is dedicated to the distribution of scholarly work and commentary with a focus on the distinctiveness of business education in the Jesuit tradition.
Committee for Education Funding
The Committee for Education Funding (CEF) is the largest education funding coalition in the United States; AJCU serves as an executive committee member. CEF is organized exclusively for nonprofit, educational and charitable purposes to promote the social welfare through the cooperation of concerned individuals, educational institutions, associations and other organizations working towards the common goal of achieving adequate federal financial support for all levels of our nation’s educational structure -from pre-school through post-graduate study –both public and private.
Commonweal Magazine
Commonweal is an independent journal of opinion edited and managed by lay Catholics. Commonweal’s mission is to provide a forum for civil, reasoned debate on the interaction of faith with contemporary politics and culture. Read by a passionate audience of educated, committed Catholics, as well as readers from many other faith traditions, Commonweal presents well-argued, respectful points of view from across the ideological spectrum. In an often contentiously divided Catholic church and secular culture, its status as an independent, lay-run journal of opinion encourages conversations that can be difficult in other settings.
Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education
Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education is the publication of the National Seminar on Jesuit Higher Education. The goal of the publication is to strengthen the Jesuit identity of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Each issue is written to stimulate the campus dialogue – through departmental discussions or faculty symposiums – on the pursuit of various ideals.
Jesuits and their partners throughout the world are invited to understand and share in the critical work of reconciliation and ecological concern (GC35 Decree 3). Ecology and Jesuits in Communication or Ecojesuit, initiated by the Jesuit European Social Centre (JESC) and the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific (JCAP), is an online communication currently in Spanish and English, open to all who share in this vision and action.
Education for Justice Web Project (Initiative by the Center of Concern)
The Education for Justice Web Project was created by the Center of Concern to help teachers, social action directors, parish members, campus ministers, and others in leadership roles to meet the challenge of sharing Catholic Social Teaching and bring greater awareness to social justice issues. Through all of the materials available on the website, the center of Concern seeks not only to introduce Catholic Social Teaching to a wider audience but to help deepen the knowledge of this essential element of faith and to help develop solidarity with all those in the global community who are suffering and oppressed.
Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA)
FADICA is a network of private foundations and donors supporting Catholic-sponsored programs and institutions. FADICA's mission is to enable its members to be informed, involved and effective in addressing church needs by their philanthropy. FADICA accomplishes this mission through ongoing education, fostering the exchange of information and experience, commissioning research, building a spirit of fellowship and shared faith, facilitating occasional joint funding ventures, and promoting interaction with Catholic leadership.
Gregorian University Foundation
The Gregorian University Foundation was established in the United States in 1972 to raise the urgently needed funds for scholarships, academic chairs, libraries and capital improvements for the Pontifical Gregorian University Consortium. The Pontifical Gregorian University Consortium in Rome is the international citadel of ecumenical scholarship, Biblical research and advanced theological education for the Catholic Church. It has been entrusted to the Society of Jesus by a succession of Popes since the first school of the consortium was founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola.
Heartland Delta
The Heartland Delta network is a collaboration of the 12 Jesuit colleges & universities within the five Midwest and Delta provinces in the US. This regional group developed from a commitment among the national network of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities to cultivate their common Jesuit identity. Heartland Delta recognizes that American Jesuit Higher Education today thrives on the dedication of lay people committed to the Jesuit educational mission. The Heartland Delta network aims to foster the Ignatian spirituality and values that root Jesuit higher education, with a special concern for lay-Jesuit cooperation and mutual leadership.
Ignatian Colleagues Program (ICP)
The Ignatian Colleagues Program is a national program designed to educate and form administrators more deeply in the Jesuit tradition of higher education so that they may better articulate, adapt, and advance Ignatian mission on their campuses.
Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN)
The Ignatian Solidarity Network promotes leadership and advocacy among students, alumni, and other emerging leaders from Jesuit schools, parishes, and ministries by educating its members on social justice issues; by mobilizing a national network to address those issues; and by encouraging a life-long commitment to the “service of faith and the promotion of justice.”
International Association of Jesuit Business Schools (IAJBS)
The mission of the IAJBS is to enhance the ability of business school deans and administrators to lead in the creation and transmission of scholarship and knowledge that will prepare students for the profession and vocation of business leadership in a global economy.
International Jesuit Association of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Universities & Schools
The mission of the ISJACHEM is to enhance knowledge among the departments of chemistry and chemical engineering at Jesuit universities and technical schools across the world, and to increase collaboration in all fields in order to improve the preparation of professionals in the fields of chemistry, environmental studies and related subjects.
Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins (JC:HEM)
Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins (JC:HEM) is an initiative of the Society of Jesus that brings Jesuit higher education to those at the margins of our society. It draws on the rich and centuries-long Jesuit tradition of higher education and mobilizes the resources of the Jesuit worldwide network of educational institutions.
Jesuit Conference of the United States and Canada
The Jesuit Conference of the United States and Canada office in Washington, DC provides liaison staffing among the Jesuit provinces in the United States and Canada, various national associations and the Society’s international headquarters in Rome.
Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal
Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal (JHE) is a scholarly online, open-access journal. An initiative of Regis University, JHE is scholarly and peer reviewed, and focuses on the development, advancement and critique of higher education in the Jesuit tradition. The Journal provides publishing opportunities for faculty and scholars at Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. JHE hopes to support a new online community of scholars and scholarship in Jesuit higher education.
Jesuit MBA Network
In 1996, a group of MBA directors and administrators from Jesuit and Jesuit-friendly universities decided to work together to promote the many benefits of graduate Jesuit business education. The result was a network of 30 schools that includes some of the most revered names in business education.  The collective resources of these schools provide students and alumni with a unique competitive advantage in making a difference in their education, career, and in the world.
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS)
The mission of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS) is to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. JRS works in more than 50 countries worldwide to meet the educational, health, social and other needs of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. JRS services are made available to refugees and displaced persons regardless of their race, ethnic origin, or religious beliefs.
Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA)
JSEA is a membership organization that serves all of the Jesuit high schools in the continental United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. JSEA initiates programs and provides services that enable its member schools to sustain their Ignatian vision and Jesuit mission of educational excellence in the formation of young men and women of competence, conscience and compassion.
Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN)
The Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN) is a partnership led by faculty, staff and students at Fairfield University, Fordham University and Georgetown University. Members of the network aim to raise awareness on Jesuit campuses of the meaning of humanitarian response and its implications for the Jesuit ideology of “men and women for others.” They also aim to train student leadership teams at Jesuit institutions to develop effective campus responses to humanitarian crises, both domestic and international.
Jesuit Vocation Office
The website for the Jesuit Vocation Office is sponsored by the Maryland, New England and New York Provinces of the Society of Jesus. The site features general vocation information, spiritual readings, background information on the life of Saint Ignatius, and specific news on regions and provinces.
Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC)
The Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) offers women and men an opportunity to work full-time for justice and peace. Jesuit Volunteers are called to the mission of serving the poor directly, working for structural change in the United States, and accompanying people in developing countries. JVC supports organizations that provide direct service to people who are poor and marginalized by placing volunteers at schools, non-profits, and other sites around the world.
Justice Web
In October 2000, the 28 AJCU institutions sent delegations to the inaugural Commitment to Justice in Jesuit Higher Education Conference at Santa Clara University. Since then, campuses have worked to strengthen the justice tradition that is a hallmark of Jesuit education. Justice Web features information on justice initiatives at the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, as well as news on upcoming national Justice conferences.
Office of Federal Student Aid
The website for the Office of Federal Student Aid (an office of the U.S. Department of Education) provides publications, fact sheets, online tools, and other resources to help students prepare and pay for college or career school.
Pray-as-you-go, produced by Jesuit Media Initiatives (sponsored by the Jesuits in Britain), provides you with daily prayers, reflections and music to download on your iPod or other MP3 player.
Student Aid Alliance
The Alliance is a coalition of 77 higher education organizations, including AJCU, that work together to support federal funding for student financial aid. The Student Aid Alliance supports a package of proven student aid programs (including Pell Grants, federal student loans, campus-based programs, etc.) to help students achieve their higher education goals without excessive debt.
Xavier University Diversity Resource Page
Xavier University's Jesuit Resource Center features a variety of online tools to help promote tolerance and encourage understanding of different ethnic and faith traditions on campus.
Center for Ignatian Spirituality
Loyola Marymount University's Center for Ignatian Spirituality is primarily an experiential resource for LMU faculty and staff, especially through the process of discernment so characteristic of Ignatian spirituality: reflection upon lived experience. The Center's website features spiritual essays, exercises, publications and many other informational materials.
Charis Ministries
Founded in 2000, Charis Ministries provides opportunities for peer-led retreats in the Ignatian tradition to those in their 20s and 30s. Retreats are offered in Chicago and, through the Charis Partner Program, in 40 cities throughout the country, including specific initiatives to serve Hispanic young adults and active duty military personnel. Phone: (773) 508-3237. Address: 1333 West Devon Avenue, Box 415, Chicago, IL 60660-1329. Web:
Creighton University Online Ministry
The Creighton Online Ministry website is produced by the Collaborative Ministry Office at Creighton University. Highlights of the website include: daily reflections; an online retreat (notably, offered in nine languages); the Stations of the Cross; a weekly guide for daily prayer; audio retreats; and Creighton student daily reflections.
Fordham University's Office of Mission and Ministry
Learn about Fordham's Office of Mission and Ministry, which houses the University's Office of Campus Ministry, Center on Religion and Culture, Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice and Global Outreach Program. In addition, learn how Fordham is Living the Mission during the 2013-2014 academic year.
Ignatian Colleagues Network
The Ignatian Colleagues Network on Vimeo features videos of lectures and panels from the Ignatian Colleagues Program (ICP). For more information on ICP, please visit
Ignatian School of Spirituality
The Ignatian School of Spirituality (EIDES for its Spanish acronym) was created some years ago by the Tarraconense Province of the Society of Jesus for the purpose of studying and making known the treasures that Ignatian spirituality offers the Church. EIDES forms part of Cristianisme I Justícia, a study center that produces many booklets on social and theological themes from the perspective of faith, justice and Ignatian Spirituality in Catalan and Spanish; beginning in February 2014, EIDES began translating the booklets into English. Visit the website for more information: is a service of Loyola Press, a ministry of the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus. It offers information on and experiences of Ignatian spirituality from Jesuit and Ignatian sources around the world. serves all audiences—the curious, the knowledgeable, and the expert.
Jesuit Collaborative
The Jesuit Collaborative serves as a network of persons and groups involved in Ignatian spiritual ministries from North Carolina to Maine, enabling them to share personnel, practices, programs and other resources, while providing the flexibility and cooperation required to engage the needs of our time. Among these needs are a new mission of outreach to groups who have not traditionally been served by the Jesuits, and the preparation of the next generation of directors, so as to ensure that the legacy of St. Ignatius can continue nourish the spiritual lives of many.
Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal
Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal (JHE) is a scholarly online, open access journal. An initiative of Regis University, JHE is scholarly and peer reviewed, and focuses on the development, advancement and critique of higher education in the Jesuit tradition. The Journal provides publishing opportunities for faculty and scholars at Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. JHE hopes to support a new online community of scholars and scholarship in Jesuit higher education. is produced in partnership with Magis Center for Catholic Spirituality, Loyola Press, Rev. Mark Link, SJ and SOL, LLC. Visitors to the website can find daily reflections, submit prayer requests and download the JesuitPrayer app for smart phones.
Loyalty Link from Alpha Sigma Nu
Use this page as a resource guide to live the Alpha Sigma Nu mission, and adhere to the core values of your Jesuit education. The information is designed to help you stay informed, involved, and inspired.
Loyola Press
Loyola Press is a Jesuit ministry serving the Catholic community in faith formation, education, and spiritual growth since its founding in 1912. It is a nonprofit apostolate of the Chicago-Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus committed to service by publishing books and resources on a wide variety of topics including prayer, Catholic life, history, and Ignatian spirituality.
Moments for Mission
Gonzaga University's Office of Mission produces monthly Moments for Mission, reflections from Gonzaga's Vice President for Mission on topics ranging from discernment to celebrations of feast days throughout the Catholic calendar.
Regis University: Jesuit Values
Learn about key values in Jesuit higher education by visiting the Regis University Jesuit Values webpage. Such key values include cura personalis, finding God in all things, and being men and women for and with others.
ThinkJESUIT is the vocations website of the US Jesuits of the Midwest. The Jesuits are a men’s Religious Order in the Catholic Church. Explore this site to learn more about the Jesuits — who they are, what they do, and how to become a Jesuit.
UDMcasts from the UDM Mission and Identity Retreat
The UDM Mission and Identity Retreat is a way to spread an understanding of the core intentions of University of Detroit Mercy. For guidance in these questions, make some time to view or listen to recordings on this webpage from the March 2013 UDM Mission & Identity Retreat, led by John Staudenmaier, S.J., Assistant to the President for Mission & Identity.
Xavier University's Jesuit Resource Guide
Xavier University's Jesuit Resource Guide is a repository of publications, online seminars, daily reflections, etc. for Jesuit education and Ignatian spirituality gathered and developed by the faculty and staff of Xavier's Center for Mission and Identity.

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“As a product of Catholic schools, continuing my education at a Jesuit institution was a logical part of my journey. The emphasis on using your talents and skills to improve the lives and conditions of others, rather than focusing on personal enrichment, resonated deeply with me. I truly believe that living my life in service of others - both personally and professionally - has allowed me to thrive in unimaginable ways.”
Major General Marcia Anderson, Creighton University '79

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Federal Relations

AJCU Federal Relations Network is the lobbying arm of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and comprised of at least one representative from each one of the twenty-eight Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The Network is kept up to date on an on-going basis by the Vice President for Federal Relations on all issues relating to Appropriations, budget, higher education authorization issues and taxes. The Network meets annually in September for a Legislative Conference and also participates in the Annual Committee for Education Funding Legislative Conference and Awards Dinner.
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AJCU Conferences

The 35+ Conferences sponsored by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) are affinity groups within the AJCU Network. The Conferences provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, information and best practices; support the professional development of their members; and present opportunities for AJCU representatives to discuss opportunities and challenges in Jesuit higher education. Most of the AJCU Conference groups meet in person at least once a year, and many of them communicate regularly through an AJCU listserv.
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International Outreach

The member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) are committed to developing programs and partnerships that advance international education and support initiatives that advance global citizenship.
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