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Le Moyne's Jesuit Community

More than just the members of the Society of Jesus, our Jesuit community extends to all corners of our campus.


Inspired by St. Ignatius

The Jesuit community at Le Moyne is much more than just the number of priests who live and teach on our campus. It extends to the many members of our college community involved with various Ignatian-inspired programs and activities -- taking place both on and off campus -- for the benefit of our students.

With the overall number of avowed religious continuing to decline, the development of programs such as the Ignatian Colleagues Program (ICP), a national program that allows faculty and administrators to learn and experience first-hand the tenets of a Jesuit education. On campus, the College has several programs for faculty, administrators and staff to examine Ignational spirituality -- and put what they learn into practice in the classroom, in residence halls and in any interaction with students.

Jesuit Mission & Identity at Le Moyne

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What it Means to be Jesuit

Academic rigor, care for the development of the whole person -- mind, body and soul -- and a commitment of service to others are all part of the Jesuit heritage. 


Did You Know?
  1. In the 109th Congress alone, 47 members graduated from a Jesuit college or university.
  2. Jesuit graduates include former President Bill Clinton (Georgetown University) and 2004 presidential candidate John Kerry (Boston College).
  3. Founded in 1540 by St. Ignatius Loyola, the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) has about 19,200 members in 112 countries, down from a peak of 36,000 in the 1960s.
  4. The current Superior General of the Jesuits is Adolfo Nicholas S.J., elected in 2008 to lead the Society of Jesus.
  5. In the 470-year history of the Jesuits, there have been only 35 General Congregations, which are convened to elect a new leader of the Society of Jesus.