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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JC:HEM Announces New Alumni Scholarship Campaign
Friday, December 12, 2014
The campaign will support scholarships for alumni of Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins (JC:HEM).

Celebrate Advent with Jesuit Colleges and Universities
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Throughout the month of December, Jesuit institutions across the country are celebrating Advent in many ways. We will update this list over the next four weeks.

AJCU Statement on Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act
Thursday, November 20, 2014
This afternoon, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) introduced a bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA). On behalf of its twenty-eight members, AJCU appreciates Senator Harkin’s support and preservation of campus-based aid programs in the new bill.

November Issue of Connections Features Tributes to Jesuit Martyrs
Thursday, November 13, 2014
The November 2014 issue of Connections features tributes from AJCU campus administrators to the Jesuit martyrs of El Salvador.

Jesuit Delegation to Commemorate 25th Anniversary of Jesuit Martyrs in El Salvador
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
From Nov. 14 - 16, a delegation from U.S. Jesuit institutions will participate in a series of commemorative events at the University of Central America in San Salvador.

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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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