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COVID-19 Announcement

Regis University has announced it will welcome students back to its Denver area campuses this fall but will start classes early and end on-campus classes before Thanksgiving. Read the announcement here.

President's Office News

Father Nicolás, 39th superior general of the Jesuits, has passed away at 84

May 21, 2020: Father Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., the 30th superior general of the Society of Jesus, died in Tokyo, Japan, on May 20. He was 84. “With sorrow, but at the same time full of gratitude, I wish to inform you that today...the Lord called to Himself Father Adolfo Nicolás, our former Superior General,” Arturo Sosa, S.J., the current superior general, said in a message to the Society. Nicolas served as superior general of the Jesuits from January 2008 to October 2016. 

How do we respond? How do we heal?

August 6, 2019: President Fitzgibbons has shared this message with the Regis community in regard to the acts of violence in El Paso, TX, Dayton, OH, and Gilroy, CA.

We grieve the tragic loss of our Muslim brothers and sisters

March 16, 2019: Dear University Community Members -

We find ourselves yet again offering our deepest condolences as we grieve together with our Muslim brothers and sisters worldwide. Last night we learned that extremists opened fire in two New Zealand mosques as worshipers gathered for Friday prayers. We mourn the inconceivable loss of 49 lives, and we share the anguish felt by those whose lives are forever altered by this reprehensible act of hate. This attack upon Muslims at prayer is a horrific violation of the human right to religious freedom and on the sacred dignity of all human beings, as taught by the Second Vatican Council.

We denounce the anti-Muslim prejudice and the disease of white supremacy that are endemic, and we must act now to stem their global spread. We are members of a Jesuit, Catholic university committed to the pursuit of inclusion of and kinship with communities both large and small. We deeply value all that we share with Muslims, and we also commit ourselves to interfaith collaboration with and support for our Muslim students, staff, and faculty. As such, we enact our values daily, through the ways in which we treat one another and through the ways in which we stand with our neighbors. We believe the University serves not only itself and its students but is called to be a force for justice and peace in society, above all, in defense of the poor and marginalized.

Please join me in offering these condolences.

Rev. John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J. 



President’s message about fall semester, mitigation plans.

Community Message


Rev. John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J.

On June 1, 2012, John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J. became the 24th president of Regis University.

President's Office Staff

Chief of Staff
Terri Campbell

Assistant to the President
Christi Grebenc

Administrative Coordinator
Gabbi Ramirez

U.S. Central and Southern Province releases list of credibly accused Jesuits since 1954

December 7, 2018: President Fitzgibbons has shared this message with the Regis community in regard to the release by the U.S. Central and Southern Province of a preliminary list of 42 Jesuit priests who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor or a vulnerable adult dating back more than 60 years. The Province oversees the Jesuit priests in the University’s region, which includes 13 states, Puerto Rico and Belize. The Province listed three men as having been associated with the University. None of their misconduct occurred on this campus or involved any university students.

President Father Fitzgibbon's letter to the Regis University community

Oct. 30, 2018: At Regis, we seek the strength and freedom to ask any question, and to probe the most important self-reflection about life: How ought we to live? Sometimes, though, the world around us breaks in with searing intensity and painful political overtones. And we are forced to cry, why did they have to die?

As a nation, we have again witnessed a week of horrific violence. Virulent anti-Semitism killed 11 Jews gathered in prayer at their synagogue. Hatred targeted and killed two African-Americans peacefully shopping for food. A man consumed with self-righteous insanity mailed bombs to perceived political enemies. We witnessed ongoing racist attacks on African-Americans and other vulnerable peoples. We have seen hateful and false rhetoric targeting Latin American refugees escaping gang violence. We felt burdened by the continued failure of our nation's leaders to unite us.

Read the full letter.

Restoring justice and human rights to the people of Nicaragua

July 27, 2018: President Fitzgibbons wrote a letter to our Colorado representatives, calling on them to work toward restoration of human rights, peace for the people of Nicaragua. See the President’s letter to lawmakers regarding the situation in Nicaragua.

President Fitzgibbons addresses meeting of the International Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (IAJCU)

President Fitzgibbons addressed an international audience of Jesuit educators and administrators, stressing the importance of a Jesuit Catholic education to counterbalance what the Holy Father has called the “globalization of indifference”, and positively impact refugees around the world. Of the global efforts propelled by the Jesuits he said, “St. Ignatius of Loyola would be proud of our efforts…of all those engaged in the mission of education. Join me in continuing to support JWL and all efforts—led by our Jesuit communities—to lift the marginalized into hopefulness.”

Our family in Malawi and Kenya

President Fitzgibbons and Creighton University President Daniel S. Hendrickaon attended graduation ceremonies at two refugee camps in Africa—the Dzaleka Camp in Malawi, and the Kakuma Camp in Kenya--where they handed diplomas to more than 50 graduates of the Jesuit Worldwide Learning Program. “…you have accomplished something marvelous; you have changed your lives for the better and, honestly, you have changed the world for the better”. The people of both Dzaleka and Kakuma spend their entire lives in conditions that are unfathomable to most of us in the western world, where food is rationed, job opportunities are extremely limited and relations between locals and refugees are often tense. Graduates of Regis University and other Jesuit institutions combine their human experiences with what they’ve learned, and often go on to receive bachelor’s degrees at four-year institutions. Ultimately, these graduates become leaders in their communities and spread their passion for giving back by creating jobs and a heightened sense of community.

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