A Proud Tradition As the only Jesuit Catholic university in the Rocky Mountain West, Regis University has been a pioneer in values-based education since 1877. Regis is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Inspired by the unique vision of St. Ignatius Loyola, Regis educates men and women of all ages to make a positive impact in an increasingly complex, global society. We encourage our students to seek truth and live purposeful lives. Regis History Since 1877, Colorado’s only Jesuit University has provided students a unique educational experience. Our Mission Regis challenges students to live with purpose and act on behalf of others. St. John Francis Regis The patron saint of lace makers was a tireless worker dedicated to serving the marginalized. St. Ignatius of Loyola He founded the Society of Jesus, and in doing so, changed the world. Loretto Heights College Founded in 1891, Loretto Heights College is a cornerstone of two Regis colleges. Past Regis Presidents Meet the Jesuit leaders who have served Regis for the last 135 years (including Gerald Walsh, S.J.).