Every four years, WUJA invites all alumni of Jesuit educational institutions to take part in a great world encounter. Each congress is held on a general subject linked with Jesuit education and its values. The different world regions organize the congress alternately, as defined in the statutes.
At the end of a congress, WUJA’s General Assembly votes some resolutions about the theme of the congress and the main guidelines of the world movement and elects the members of its world bodies (Executive Committee and Council).
The theme of the 2017 WUJA Congress, as voted on at the 2013 Congress, was “Uniting Our Jesuit Frontiers: To Know God, To Love God, To Serve God.” The event was held from June 28th through July 2nd at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio.