The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) is a consortium of the 27 Jesuit colleges and universities and two theological centers in the United States committed to advancing academic excellence by promoting and coordinating collaborative activities, sharing resources, and advocating and representing the work of Jesuit higher education at the national and international levels. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and led by the Association's president, Rev. Michael J. Garanzini, S.J..
Although each institution is legally autonomous under independent boards of trustees and separately chartered by respective states, the 27 schools and two theological schools share common Jesuit ideals and traditions. They also engage in a number of collaborative projects.
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|Sports Team||School Colors|
|Boston College||Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts||1863||Rev. William Leahy, S.J.||14,600||$2,400||Eagles (Division I)||&|
|Canisius College||Buffalo, New York||1870||Dr. John Hurley||5,148||$110||Golden Griffins (Division I)||&|
|College of the Holy Cross||Worcester, Massachusetts||1843||Rev. Philip Boroughs, S.J.||2,891||$786||Crusaders (Division I)||&|
|Creighton University||Omaha, Nebraska||1878||Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J||7,730||$448||Bluejays (Division I)||Blue & White|
|Fairfield University||Fairfield, Connecticut||1942||Dr. Mark Nemec||5,192||$355||Stags (Division I)||Red & White|
|Fordham University||Bronx, New York||1841||Rev. Joseph McShane, S.J.||15,189||$739||Rams (Division I)||Maroon & White|
|Georgetown University||Washington, D.C.||1789||Dr. John DeGioia||17,130||$1,661||Hoyas (Division I)||Blue & Gray|
|Gonzaga University||Spokane, Washington||1887||Dr. Thayne McCulloh||7,874||$181||Bulldogs (Division I)||Blue & White|
|John Carroll University||University Heights, Ohio||1886||Dr. Michael D. Johnson||3,726||$181||Blue Streaks (Division III)||&|
|Le Moyne College||Syracuse, New York||1946||Dr. Linda LeMura||3,339||$180||Dolphins (Division II)||Green & Gold|
|Loyola Marymount University||Los Angeles, California||1911||Dr. Timothy Snyder||9,369||$454||Lions (Division I)||&|
|Loyola University Chicago||Chicago, Illinois||1870||Dr. Jo Ann Rooney||16,040||$750||Ramblers (Division I)||&|
|Loyola University Maryland||Baltimore, Maryland||1852||Rev. Brian Linnane, S.J.||5,978||$193||Greyhounds (Division I)||&|
|Loyola University New Orleans||New Orleans, Louisiana||1912||Tania Tetlow||5,178||$235||Wolfpack (NAIA)||Maroon & Gold|
|Marquette University||Milwaukee, Wisconsin||1881||Dr. Michael Lovell||11,749||$550||Golden Eagles (Division I)||Blue & Gold|
|Regis University||Denver, Colorado||1877||Rev. John Fitzgibbons, S.J.||9,722||$50||Rangers (Division II)||Blue & Gold|
|Rockhurst University||Kansas City, Missouri||1910||Rev. Thomas Curran, S.J.||3,000||$35||Hawks (Division II)||Blue & White|
|Saint Joseph's University||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||1851||Dr. Mark Reed||8,800||$279||Hawks (Division I)||Crimson & Gray|
|Saint Peter's University||Jersey City, New Jersey||1872||Dr. Eugene Cornacchia||3,045||$31||Peacocks (Division I)||&|
|Saint Louis University||St. Louis, Missouri||1818||Dr. Fred Pestello||13,981||$1,280||Billikens (Division I)||Blue & White|
|Santa Clara University||Santa Clara, California||1851||Rev. Michael Engh, S.J.||8,800||$841||Broncos (Division I)||Red & White|
|Seattle University||Seattle, Washington||1891||Rev. Stephen Sundborg, S.J.||7,755||$211||Redhawks (Division I)||&|
|Spring Hill College||Mobile, Alabama||1830||Dr. E. Joseph Lee||1,500||$19||Badgers (Division II)||&|
|University of Detroit Mercy||Detroit, Michigan||1877||Dr. Antoine Garibaldi||5,231||$52||Titans (Division I)||&|
|University of San Francisco||San Francisco, California||1855||Rev. Paul Fitzgerald, S.J.||9,799||$342||Dons (Division I)||Green & Gold|
|The University of Scranton||Scranton, Pennsylvania||1888||Rev. Scott Pilarz S.J.||6,034||$170||Royals (Division III)||and|
|Xavier University||Cincinnati, Ohio||1831||Rev. Michael Graham, S.J.||6,945||$169||Musketeers (Division I)||Blue, Gray & White|
|Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (associate member)||Brighton, Massachusetts||1922||Rev. Thomas Stegman, S.J. (Dean)||191|
|Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University (associate member)||Berkeley, California||1934||Rev. Kevin O'Brien, S.J. (Dean)||194|
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