The Ignatian Colleagues Program is a collaborative initiative of the twelve Jesuit Colleges and Universities of the Heartland/Delta region and their five sponsoring provinces. To date, eleven additional Jesuit colleges and universities from the wider Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) have joined the Heartland/Delta Schools in this effort..
The ICP is a process of personal and professional appropriation of the Ignatian heritage with an eye on the eventual adaptation of what participants have learned to the work of Jesuit higher education. Because the program shares an Ignatian reverence for human spiritual freedom, it avoids anything like indoctrination and welcomes diverse participants. Because the program also honors the Ignatian call to generous dedication to an enterprise greater than one’s personal ambitions [the magis], it presents a vision of education that orients an institution and its members toward reflection and the service of others.
The ICP is made up of five integrated components, designed to establish ongoing conversations through a menu of face-to-face cohort gatherings, online learning opportunities, an Ignatian retreat, and an international immersion experience.
The program spans a period of approximately eighteen months. Every effort will be made to adapt the program to the academic and professional experiences and needs of each participant under the direction of the campus coordinator who will serve as a mentor and guide assigned by the president of each school.
For more information on the individual components, please click on the "ICP Components" tab above.