Chapter Program Ideas

Chapter programming is up to your creativity.  This list provides ideas of programs that have been successful.  Find inspiration.  Make it your own!

You might also consider leveraging the AΣN and Jesuit networks to create a great, new program.  Contact your local AΣN Alumni Club to collaborate on a networking event, your local Jesuit Volunteers for a speaker or a social event, your local Cristo Rey school for a service project.  Get creative and get connected.  Alpha Sigma Nu members are collaborators on the Jesuit mission.  So start collaborating today!  Contact the Central Office for ideas, contacts, and more to get started.

To simplify programming, try one of the program templates we have compiled.  These are designed to give you a step-by-step guide to pulling off a successful and simple AΣN event on your campus.

Program Templates 


OR Use a Program Template from Jesuit Refugee Services - Follow this step-by-step guide to organize your own Walk a Mile in My Shoes refugee simulation event. 

Campus service

Collaborated on “Mental Health Awareness Week” (Fordham) and on a speaker on a healthy life balance (Regis University)

AΣN cookies finals study break (Fordham, Georgetown)

AΣN reception celebrating scholarship at convocation (Georgetown)

ZagTalks- students speak on issues, research (Gonzaga)

Thank you letters for faculty and staff (Boston College, Gonzaga Rockhurst, Saint Joseph’s, U. of San Francisco, U. of Scranton, Xavier)

Partnered on Ignatian Heritage Week (Le Moyne)

Jesuit pride/ Pope picture event (Le Moyne)

Selfies for Service promoting campus service (Loyola Maryland)

Hosted conference for AΣN presidents (Loyola Chicago, Saint Peter’s)     

Mentored Loyola Andalucia students on AΣN Chapters (Loyola Chicago, Marquette)

Hand-in-Hand booth raised awareness about the disabled (Saint Joseph’s)

Team for “Make a Difference Day” (Saint Louis)

SU Experience: university and student leaders discuss the university mission (Seattle)

Student research seminar (U. of Scranton)

Care packages for students taking finals (Xavier)

Honored Bishop Teacher of the Year  (Xavier)


Community service

Cradles to Crayons clothing drive (Boston College)

Kenya’s Beverly School concert and fund drive (Holy Cross)

Relay for life team (Fairfield, Seattle)

Volunteered at St. Paul’s food pantry (Fordham)

Haunted House with Bronx’s P.O.T.S. (Fordham)

KanJam tournament for charity (Fordham)

Volunteering at St. Rose’s Community Garden (Fordham)

Cooked Thanksgiving to Rose Hill residents (Fordham)

Food drive for Campus Kitchens (Gonzaga)

Collaboration on Reforest Spokane (Gonzaga)

Sandwich-making at the Samaritan Center (Le Moyne)

Co-sponsor of Le Moyne’s day of service (Le Moyne)

Made rosary beads for troops overseas (Loyola Maryland)

Dinner and conversation with those suffering homelessness (Fairfield, Gonzaga, Loyola Maryland)

AΣN team for the ALS Walk (Loyola Maryland)

“Running for Others” benefitting Cristo Rey (Loyola Maryland)

Hosted Holabird Elementary students for a campus visit (Loyola Maryland)

“Beans and Bread” for the needy in March, April and May (Loyola Maryland)

Wrapping gifts for Father Woody’s Christmas Party (Regis University)

‘Showers of Service” projects across STL (Saint Louis)

Adopted a family for Christmas through Navos (Seattle)

Served at Saint Francis soup kitchen (U. of Scranton)

Christmas card service project at nursing home (Wheeling Jesuit)

Recruited, managed and served as volunteers for the daily bread runs to Catholic Charities (Wheeling Jesuit)

Volunteered at disaster relief center (Xavier)

Led the ‘letters to troops” event for the campus (Xavier)


Conversations with the Jesuits

Visits to retired and infirmed Jesuits (Boston College, Marquette, Fordham)

Lunch with President William Leahy, SJ (Boston College)

Mass to celebrate St. Mary’s hall re-opening (Boston College)

Dinner with the Jesuits (Boston College, Fairfield, Loyola Maryland, Marquette, Seattle, U. of San Francisco, Xavier)

Photo portfolio salute to the Jesuit community (Fairfield)

Five Father Carnes dinners at the Jesuit Residence  (Georgetown)

Jesuit trivia night (Le Moyne)

Featured Jesuit Scholars at “Nacho Average Jesuit” (Loyola Chicago)



Exams and the Examen  (Boston College, Loyola Chicago, Saint Joseph’s)

Retreat on being a Jesuit and Jesuit education (Gonzaga)

Mass and social (Le Moyne)



Stephen Pope, PhD, on "Men and Women for or with Others"  (Boston College)

Speech on technology and reflection (Holy Cross)

Provost Groves on the interdependence of the AΣN values (Georgetown)

Last lecture with Brian Cooney, PhD, on the death of poetry (Gonzaga)

ZagTalks- students speak on issues, research (Gonzaga)

Speaker on human trafficking (Loyola Maryland)

Alex Sheen on “Because I Said I would” (Saint Louis)

Sean Carroll, SJ, on the Kino Border Initiative (Saint Louis)


Alumni networking

AΣN student-alumni career networking event  (Boston College, Fordham, Georgetown)                

AΣN Alumni/students discussed living the AΣN tenets in one’s professional lives  (Seattle, Loyola Marymount)


Member social

New member pizza party welcome (Creighton)

New member welcome with President von Arx, SJ (Fairfield)

Georgetown-Loyola Chapter meeting in Washington, DC (Loyola Maryland/Georgetown)

Underclassmen ice cream social promoted AΣN (Seattle)