• Click here to download Some Characteristics of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
  • This document was written by a joint task force of the AJCU presidents and the Jesuit provincials of the United States and promulgated by the AJCU in 2012 as a self-evaluation tool to help schools advance their Jesuit Catholic mission.  As mentioned in the Preface, it is intended to be “living document that schools make their own, a document that is open to rewriting and rethinking as time goes on.”The document lists seven characteristics appropriate to Jesuit institutions and gives examples of ways in which each characteristic might be observed in concrete terms.  It also highlights some sample tensions and challenges associated with each characteristic.During the 2014-2015 academic year the John Carroll University community will engage in a series of discussions about this document to bring it alive and make it our own as we assess our mission effectiveness.