Regional & National Mission Programs

In conjunction with both regional and national consortiums, the Office of Mission and Ministry facilitates participation in the following programs for Rockhurst faculty, staff, and administrators.

Collegium
Collegium is a joint effort by 65 Catholic colleges and universities to recruit and develop faculty who can articulate and enrich the spiritual and intellectual life of their institutions. Collegium sponsors annual, weeklong summer colloquies for faculty from its member institutions from universities throughout the United States and Canada. The colloquies provide a collegial environment in which participants from diverse backgrounds, faiths, and disciplines can discuss the sources and implications of a Christian academic vocation. For further information, please contact the Office of Mission and Ministry at 816-501-4599 or william.oulvey@rockhurst.edu.

Ignatian Colleagues Program
The Heartland Delta Consortium's Ignatian Colleagues Program (ICP) is designed for academic administrators who are capable of and committed to assuming leadership within the Ignatian spiritual and educational heritage and who will sustain their school's Jesuit, Catholic character into the future. The program consists of cohort gatherings, online learning opportunities, an Ignatian retreat, an international immersion experience, and a capstone project. For further information, please contact the Office of Mission and Ministry at 816-501-4599 or william.oulvey@rockhurst.edu.

Heartland-Delta Faculty Conversations Conference
Each February, this gathering addresses themes relevant to faculty in Jesuit higher education. For further information, please contact the Office of Mission and Ministry at 816-501-4599 or william.oulvey@rockhurst.edu.

Heartland-Delta Triennial Conference
Delegates from the 12 AJCU Heartland-Delta institutions assemble every three or four years to critically examine issues in Jesuit education. The next conference is scheduled for May 28, 2015, and will, for the first time, be a virtual conference. For further information, please contact the Office of Mission and Ministry at 816-501-4599 or william.oulvey@rockhurst.edu.

Ignatian Pilgrimage
Coordinated through Holy Cross University, this 10-day trip to Spain and Rome follows in the footsteps of St. Ignatius Loyola. For more information on the Ignatian Pilgrimage, click here. For further information, please contact the Office of Mission and Ministry at 816-501-4599 or william.oulvey@rockhurst.edu.

National Magis Retreat
A weeklong Ignatian retreat for faculty to reflect upon Ignatian spirituality within their personal and professional lives. For further information, please contact the Office of Mission and Ministry at 816-501-4599 or william.oulvey@rockhurst.edu.

Jesuit – Colleague Retreat
The Missouri Province sponsors a weeklong Ignatian retreat for Jesuits and their colleagues at Sacred Heart Retreat House in Sedalia, Colorado. Faculty and staff of Rockhurst University are invited to participate. For further information, please contact the Office of Mission and Ministry at 816-501-4599 or william.oulvey@rockhurst.edu.