Register for Marquette delegation at the 2024 AJCU Assembly

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Assembly will take place from July 16-19 at Loyola University Chicago. The Office of Mission and Ministry is coordinating a Marquette delegation of faculty and staff to attend the event.

The university will cover housing and registration for five employees and registration alone for five more. Pat Kennelly will lead the Marquette delegation. Employees who attend the conference must have permission from their supervisor. 

This new assembly is an outgrowth of the Commitment to Justice in Jesuit Higher Education Conference that has convened every three to four years since 2000. 

Drawing its theme, Creation of a Hope-filled Future, from the Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Society of Jesus, the assembly will engage areas of faith, justice and reconciliation through its plenary speakers, presentations and workshops. A new aspect of the assembly is the creation of six commissions: teams of faculty and staff across the AJCU network who have been working together since Spring 2023 on major issues of faith, justice and reconciliation affecting AJCU institutions. Each commission will present their work at the assembly, with time for participant engagement and dialogue. Commission themes are:

  • Citizenship and Democracy: Exercising Individual Freedom for the Common Good
  • Student Spiritual Growth and Mental Health: Toward a Hope-filled Future
  • Prison Education: A Call to Conversion in Our Shared Humanity
  • Laudato Sí’: Advancing a Shared Agenda for our Common Home
  • Justice and Reconciliation: Addressing the Legacy of Slavery and Oppression by Jesuit Institutions
  • The Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm: Responding to Students and their Hungers

More information can be found on the AJCU’s website. If you are available and interested in attending, please fill out the registration form by Wednesday, May 15. Mission and Ministry will then be in contact regarding your conference registration.

Mission and Ministry will hold a pre- and post-assembly meeting for the Marquette group to get to know each other and a debrief following the conference.

Please contact with any questions.