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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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.


Jesuit Colleges and Universities Commemorate Martyrs of El Salvador
Friday, November 07, 2014
This month marks the 25th anniversary of the assassinations of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter at the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) in El Salvador. Read on for a list of commemorative events at the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States.


Jesuit Institutions to Honor James Foley on 41st Birthday
Saturday, October 18, 2014
This weekend, when Foley would have celebrated his 41st birthday on Saturday, Oct. 18th, all 28 Jesuit colleges and universities across the country will join his family in solidarity, as they celebrate his life at a memorial service.


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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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