Mission & Purpose

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) is a national organization that represents Jesuit higher education among its various constituencies, provides a forum for the exchange of information and experiences in Jesuit higher education, and encourages and facilitates collaborative initiatives among its member institutions. Those initiatives include: fostering Jesuit, Catholic identity and mission, educating for a faith that does justice, supporting national and international collaboration between campuses, sponsoring professional and leadership development programs, and offering online educational opportunities through the distance education network, JesuitNET.

In 1970, AJCU became its own national organization with the following purposes:

  1. Continued study of new educational problems in the light of Jesuit policy and practice,
  2. Continued effort to improve educational effectiveness of Jesuit colleges and universities,
  3. Effective promotion of inter-institutional cooperation, especially among Jesuit institutions,
  4. A unified influence in national organizations, programs and developments,
  5. Effective assistance in participating in Federal and other national programs supporting research and educational projects,
  6. Effective dissemination to member institutions of important information, and
  7. To be a forum for exchange of experiences and information.

Regional News

A New Way of Proceeding: Ignatian Colleagues Program Discerns UAP´s 
08/23/2019 Through the Ignatian Colleagues Program, college and university leaders have begun meaningful conversations on the preferences. Read report
Advocating for Incarcerated Development
08/09/2019 AJCU Advocates for End of Ban on Pell Grants for Incarcerated Students. Read report.
Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN)
06/14/2019 With students coming back on campus, club activity fairs will soon be underway.. learn more about this network of faculty, staff and students. Learn more