Gonzaga Signs New Sponsorship Agreement with the Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus

On Tuesday, September 4, Gonzaga was thrilled to sign a new Sponsorship Agreement with the Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus. 

In order for a high school to be called “Jesuit,” it must be evaluated by the leadership of the Society of Jesus every five years to ensure that it complies with the religious values and educational standards of the Society of Jesus. A self-study is done by the school and a visiting team evaluates the school over a period of several days. The process results in a Sponsorship Agreement between Gonzaga and the leadership of the Jesuits guaranteeing the relationship for another five years. The Agreement outlines the mutual duties and responsibilities of both parties for preserving the academic and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus.

The Sponsorship Agreement was signed by the Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus, Rev. Robert Hussey, SJ, and the Superior of the Jesuit Community, Rev. Gasper LoBiondo, SJ, representing the Jesuits. It was also signed by the President of Gonzaga, Rev. Stephen Planning, SJ, and Gonzaga’s Board Chair, Mr. Sean Creamer.

This process ensures that Gonzaga will keep alive and well the spiritual and educational traditions of the Society of Jesus on Eye Street for generations to come. If you would like to read the Sponsorship Agreement between the Society of Jesus and Gonzaga, please click here.

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