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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Heartland Delta Meeting Strengthens Midwest & Southern Jesuit Institutions
Monday, March 02, 2015
On Feb. 20-22, the Heartland Delta Association of Jesuit Universities in the Midwest and South sent faculty delegations to Regis University for the annual Faculty Conversations Weekend.

New Issue of Connections Profiles One-of-a-Kind Programs on Jesuit Campuses
Sunday, March 01, 2015
The February 2015 issue of Connections features profiles of one-of-a-kind programs at four Jesuit colleges and universities.

2015 Lenten Resources from Jesuit Colleges and Universities
Friday, February 20, 2015
This Lenten season, Jesuit colleges and universities are offering a number of services and lectures on-campus, as well as online resources for prayer and meditation.

Contemplative Leaders in Action Program Seeks Jesuit Alumni Participation
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Contemplative Leaders in Action, an Ignatian leadership and faith formation program for young professionals, is currently seeking applications for its 2015-17 cohorts across the U.S.

AJCU Honors Members of Congress and U.S. Department of Education Under Secretary
Friday, February 06, 2015
On Friday, January 30th, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities presented the AJCU Appreciation Award to two former Members of Congress, Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY) and Rep. John Tierney (D-MA), and Hon. Martha Kanter, former Under Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, for their years of public service and support of higher education.

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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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