News Detail
Congressman Albio Sires met with a delegation from Saint Peter’s University to discuss the DREAM act.
Saint Peter’s University Opens Center for Undocumented Students

January 5, 2015 — Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, New Jersey, has opened The Center for Undocumented Students (TCUS) to provide support for undocumented students and research the political and economic realities of immigration.

Saint Peter’s University is one of a number of Jesuit universities that continue to increase their support for undocumented students. Loyola University Chicago recently became the first U.S. university to publicly accept undocumented medical students.

TCUS will also create curriculum and training for faculty, administrators and staff to build an environment of institutional support. The training will teach employees to identify and become more sensitive to the special needs of undocumented students.

Faculty and staff at Saint Peter’s, in constant conversation and daily encounters with undocumented students, recognized these students needed additional support. Minority students make up 76 percent of the student body, the most diverse of any U.S. Jesuit institution of higher education. Included in that is a substantial population of documented and undocumented immigrants.

“Saint Peter’s has proudly educated immigrant students since it first opened in 1872 and seeks to continue and enrich this tradition by extending its welcome and support to undocumented students,” said Eugene J. Cornacchia, president of Saint Peter’s University. “We are proud to be a part of the large group of Jesuit colleges and universities that continue to advocate for DREAMers.” [Sources: Saint Peter’s UniversityIgnatian Solidarity Network, Jesuits Northeast Province]





Recent News


June 11, 2019 — Camille Naughton has been named the second president of Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit, which was founded in 2013.

June 6, 2019 — Jesuit brothers go wherever they are needed and do whatever needs to be done, as “Bros” to their fellow Jesuits, and as “Bros” to all of us looking to find God in all things.

May 31, 2019 — Jesuits West helped hold one of the largest for-profit prison/detention center operators in the U.S. accountable.

May 21, 2019 — A new photo book, “Walking in Grace,” by Alison Fogg Carlson, commemorates 30 years of Homeboy Industries, founded by Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ.

May 17, 2019 — On May 11, two Canadian Jesuits were ordained to the priesthood and five Jesuits to the diaconate at St. Paul's Basilica in Toronto.

May 15, 2019 — Arrupe College celebrates the success of its first graduating class completing their bachelor’s degrees.

view all news

Search news

Publications
Since St. Ignatius bought a printing press in 1556, the Jesuits have been involved in communications. Today the Society of Jesus publishes a number of award-winning journals and publications. Click below to access our latest issues.

America 2/18/19

America 2/4/19

America 1/21/19



Jesuit Retreat House of Cleveland
Nestled in the urban landscape of Parma, Ohio, the Jesuit Retreat House of Cleveland is “a place of peace in the forest.”