Relationship with the Jesuits
Agreement between ITESO A.C. and the Mexican Province of the Society of Jesus
In 1957, ITESO A.C. and a handful of Jesuits founded ITESO. The Association asked the Society of Jesus to assume the academic direction of the newly created institution, and although the Mexican Province of the Society of Jesus was not able at the time to assume this responsibility, it did send a few Fathers to work at the institution.
The first agreement was signed in 1974. Both parties expressed their intention to work jointly for an indefinite period of time, with the purpose of promoting collaborative and participatory relations based on ITESO's stated Mission and Fundamental Orientations.