The Ignatian Colleagues Program (ICP) is a national program of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) designed to educate and form administrators and faculty more deeply in the Jesuit & Catholic tradition of higher education. The goal of our program is to provide a solid intellectual foundation as well as opportunities for participants to personally experience and appropriate their significance so they may better articulate, adapt, and advance the Jesuit & Catholic mission of their campuses.

With the blessing of Pope Francis, The Society of Jesus has discerned four Universal Apostolic Priorities that will serve to focus their, and all Jesuit lay collaborators, efforts for the next ten years (2019-2029).  The Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Fr. Arturo Sosa, S.J., describes each of the priorities in this short video.

Cohort 12 (beginning July 2019)

  • Workshop 2: Ignatius the Spiritual Administrator

  • ICP Magis Retreat, Sedalia, CO, Oct 27-Nov 2, 2019

Cohort 11

  • Workshop 5: Catholicity and Jesuit Higher Education

  • Mission Projects Due (December 2019)

Since the first cohort gathering in January 2009, ICP continues to offer online workshops, international immersion experiences, Ignatian silent retreats, Capstone projects and more to help achieve our goals. To date, more than 500 senior-level administrators and faculty have participated. In this website, a description of each component, along with resources for new and current participants, alumni, and campus coordinators are provided.

At the bottom of each web page you will also find 3 image links with more information. See our Alumni Narrative page with short video reflections of ICP alumni to get a sense of a participants experience and how they now understand the significance of Jesuit higher education.  Our ICP Directory allows one to find past ICP participants and access several hundred participant created Mission Projects designed to foster the Jesuit and Catholic charism on one's home campus. Finally, click on the AJCU image to learn more about how the 28 Jesuit Colleges and Universities collaborate and advocate for Jesuit higher education in the United States.

Participation in the Ignatian Colleagues Program is an incredible opportunity not only to take a deep dive into learning and experiencing many aspects of our Jesuit and Catholic identity, charism, tradition and spirituality, it also provides the opportunity to form meaningful relationships with colleagues working in senior leadership roles throughout our 28  Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. ICP welcomes participants from all backgrounds, cultures, and faith/no faith traditions.

Know that it is an extreme privilege for us to serve those who care so deeply about fostering the Jesuit and Catholic mission on our campuses.  We look forward to working with you.