With 16,000-plus priests, brothers, scholastics and novices worldwide, the Jesuits are the largest male religious order in the Catholic Church. The Jesuits are pastors, teachers, and chaplains. They are also doctors, lawyers, and astronomers, among many other roles in Church and society. In varied ministries, the Jesuits care for the whole person: body, mind, and soul. And especially in our education ministries, we seek to nurture “men and women for others.” 

Alpha Sigma Nu is associated with the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States (JCCU).  Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States helps coordinate the relationships among all the various Jesuit entities, such as Alpha Sigma Nu, service organizations, the provinces, as well as between them and the international headquarters in Rome. Learn more about the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States at  


The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) was founded in July 1970 as a national organization to serve its members, the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. The Association serves as a facilitator for various cooperative initiatives, such as fostering Jesuit, Catholic identity and institutional and international collaboration, educating for a faith that does justice, supporting leadership initiatives, and developing a distance education network (JesuitNET). Through its various communication efforts and conferences, AJCU provides a forum for the exchange of information and experiences in the lively world of Jesuit higher education today. For more information about AJCU, visit their website:

The Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), founded in 1925, is the nation's only certifying agency for college and university honor societies. ACHS sets standards for organizational excellence and for scholastic eligibility for the various categories of membership: general, specialized, leadership, freshman, and two-year honor societies. To assure member participation in governance, honor societies must be structured on a membership basis so that the interests of individual members are advanced.

Members and society-at-large are protected by the standards of excellence of the Association of College Honor Societies. Not all organizations calling themselves "honor societies" subscribe to the high honors' standards of ACHS. Candidates for membership should assure that the honor society in question meets the rigorous standards of ACHS - both the business model and the scholastic eligibility criteria.

Alpha Sigma Nu has been a member in good standing of the Association of College Honor Societies since 1975. For more information, visit the ACHS website.