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 dhowes@ajcunet.edu.
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Jesuit Colleges and Universities Support Relief Efforts in Nepal
Friday, May 01, 2015
On Saturday, April 25th, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Nepal, killing over 5,000 people. Here in the United States, Jesuit colleges and universities are offering Masses, taking up collections and hosting prayer vigils in memory of the earthquake's victims.


New Issue of Connections Profiles International Collaborations
Thursday, April 30, 2015
The April 2015 issue of Connections focuses on new international collaborations among Jesuit institutions.


Alpha Sigma Nu Celebrates 100th Induction Class & 100th Anniversary
Monday, April 27, 2015
One hundred years ago this June, Alpha Sigma Nu welcomed its first induction class at Marquette University.


Call to Action: Vote NO Against FY16 Budget
Friday, March 20, 2015
AJCU asks all Jesuit institutions to assist our efforts to ask Members of Congress, on both the House and Senate sides, to vote NO against the FY16 budget next week.


New Website for Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Conversations will continue to offer outstanding articles and features on all dimensions of the Jesuit, Catholic mission by publishing a print version twice a year: January and August.


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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


Meet the AJCU President

On April 1, 2013, Rev. Michael J. Sheeran became president of the Association of Jesu...
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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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