Recent attacks, including this week’s killings in Atlanta, have compelled Jesuit colleges and universities to speak out against violence and racism. The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities stands in solidarity with Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, and condemns attacks of any kind on any person, regardless of race or ethnicity. Click on the following links to read statements from our institutions:

Boston College, Canisius University, College of the Holy Cross, Creighton University, Fordham University, Georgetown University, Gonzaga University, Le Moyne College, Loyola Marymount University, Loyola University Chicago, Loyola University Maryland, Loyola University New Orleans, Marquette University, Regis University, Rockhurst University, Saint Joseph’s University, Saint Louis University, Saint Peter’s University, Santa Clara University, Seattle University, Spring Hill College, The University of Scranton, University of Detroit Mercy, University of San Francisco and Xavier University.

On Friday, March 19, Saint Louis University hosted a #StoptheHate Candlelight Vigil via Zoom; on Sunday, March 21, Georgetown University livestreamed an interfaith prayer service for an end to racial violence against women; on Monday, March 22, Boston College’s Asian Caucus hosted a candlelight vigil in remembrance of those lost to recent anti-Asian violence; and on Thursday, March 25, the AJCU Conference on Diversity and Equity sponsored a virtual discussion on Asian violence and other hate crimes, open to members of the AJCU network, while Regis University hosted a vigil of remembrance on campus.

This page will be updated in the days to come. Please send any additional statements or events to Deanna Howes Spiro, AJCU’s Vice President of Communications: dhowes@ajcunet.edu.