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

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 115th Congress, 56 members (more than 10%) graduated from a Jesuit college or university.
  2. Jesuit graduates include former President Bill Clinton (Georgetown University), 2004 presidential candidate and former Secretary of State John Kerry (Boston College) and former Speaker of the House John Boehner (Xavier University.)
  3. Founded in 1540 by St. Ignatius Loyola, the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) has about 17,000 members in 112 countries, down from a peak of 36,000 in the 1960s.
  4. The current Superior General of the Jesuits is Arturo Sosa, S.J., elected in 2016 to lead the Society of Jesus. Originally from Venezuela, Father Arturo is the 31st Superior General.
  5. Since the founding of the Society of Jesus in 1540, there have been only 36 General Congregations, which is convened to elect a new leader of the Society of Jesus.