Welcome to the ICP

The Ignatian Colleagues Program 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.

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.

As you look through the pages of our website you will notice we offer online workshops, international immersion experiences and Ignatian silent retreats to help achieve our goals. There is also specific information available for new and current participants.  Going forward, we hope to create a page for our alumni.

Know that 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.


Joe DeFeo

Joseph A. DeFeo, Ph.D.

Executive Director

203-254-4000 ext. 2147



News For New Members: Cohort 8

This coming July we welcome our 8th cohort of participants who have been selected by their university president to participate.  Those who have been selected to participate and needing to register click here

Cohort 8 2015 Registration

To learn more about Orientation, July 21-24 in Woodstock, IL. click here

Cohort 8 2015 Orientation



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