The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) regularly produces press releases and media alerts on news and initiatives by the Association, as well as the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States.

For more information on the Association's outreach and public relations efforts, please contact Deanna Howes, AJCU's Director of Communications: (202) 862-9893 or
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January Issue of Connections Profiles Interfaith Programs on Jesuit Campuses
Friday, January 30, 2015
The January 2015 issue of Connections features profiles of interfaith programs at six Jesuit colleges and universities.

AJCU Conference Chairs Explore Collaboration in Washington, DC
Friday, January 09, 2015
This week, chairs from twenty-six AJCU conferences met in Washington, D.C. to share best practices and consider new ways to collaborate with each other.

Seventeen Jesuit Colleges and Universities Receive Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement
Thursday, January 08, 2015
This prestigious honor recognizes institutions with high levels of community engagement.

Nine Percent of 114th U.S. Congress Are Jesuit Alumni
Monday, January 05, 2015
The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) has announced that nine percent of the 114th U.S. Congress are Jesuit college and university alumni/ae. Among the 535 Members of this Congress, 48 are alumni/ae of Jesuit institutions: 11 in the Senate and 37 in the House of Representatives.

December Issue of Connections Celebrates the Liberal Arts on Jesuit Campuses
Monday, January 05, 2015
The December 2014 issue of Connections features testimonials from seven administrators and faculty to the value of a liberal arts education at Jesuit institutions.

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Quote of the week

"One of the key phrases capturing the charism of Ignatian spirituality is “to love and serve in all things.” Here lies the key to Jesuit higher education in the 21st century. For a Jesuit university should ask more of its students by challenging them to make Ignatius’ charge—his notion of service—their own."
Rev. Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., President, University of Scranton

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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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