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.


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. We are pleased to include an Alumni Tab.

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.




Cohort 9



U.S. Mexico Boarder, January 3-10, 2017


Nicaragua, February 3-10, 2017


Dominican Republic, February 24-March 3, 2017



Cohort 8


Mission Project Summary



Capstone 2017





Narrative Project


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joe defeo

Joseph A. DeFeo, Ph.D.
Executive Director, ICP
203-254-4000 EXT. 2147 (office)
203-464-2870 (cell)

susan rush

Susan Rush
Administrative Assistant
203-254-4000 EXT 3404 (office)

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There are 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. They are part of a network of approximately 189 Jesuit institutions of higher learning throughout the world, thus having the distinction of being at once local, regional, national and international.