From Las Vegas to Lowell Boulevard Founded in 1877 by a group of exiled Italian Jesuits living in New Mexico, Colorado's Regis University is the only Jesuit Catholic university in the Rocky Mountain West, and one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Inspired by St. Ignatius Loyola, the mission of Regis University is to educate men and women of all ages to make a positive impact in a rapidly-changing global society. We encourage our students to seek truth, live purposeful lives and continually examine and attempt to answer the question: "How ought we to live?" Regis History Since 1877, Colorado’s only Jesuit University has provided students a unique educational experience. Our Mission Regis challenges students to attain the inner freedom needed to make intelligent choices. 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 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.).