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1957 - 1967

In the mid-1950s Guadalajara did not have a Jesuit university. Parents of students from the Instituto de Ciencias joined efforts to make this new university possible. Among other implications, some Jesuits who worked at the only Catholic university of Guadalajara at the time decided to join ITESO's ranks. This context shrouded the founding of ITESO in controversy, and signaled the decisive participation of the Society of Jesus in the project. The first ITESO campus was located across from the Rotunda of the Illustrious Sons of Jalisco.

First Decade


Text based on the collection "Acontecer Histórico del  ITESO," volumes I, II and III, by Alberto T. Gutiérrez Formoso.