Academic Support Resources
Achieving College Excellence
Loyola's Achieving College Excellence (ACE) program is committed to helping students thrive in during their college career. By offering specialized support services, the program will equip students to complete their degrees and prepare for a successful career or graduate school.
Center for Tutoring and Academic Excellence
The Center for Tutoring and Academic Excellence provides Loyola students the opportunity to continue engaging in course material between classes in small group settings. Better study habits and retention of material, higher grades, and new friends are just a few possible benefits of utilizing Loyola's free tutoring services. By providing a welcoming and supportive environment for collaborative learning, the Center fosters the transformation of Loyola's students.
Services for Students with Disabilities
Services for Students with Disabilities strives to maximize each student's potential by assisting him/her to develop and maintain independence. Our philosophy is to encourage self-awareness, self-determination and self-advocacy in an accessible learning environment, while carefully respecting students' confidentiality. Loyola is committed to compliance with legal requirements including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
The main goal of the Writing Center is to help students become better writers. Tutors are available to help at any point of the writing process—from brainstorming, to organizing, to putting the final touches on a bibliography. We believe the best way to become a better writer is to discuss your paper on a global scale before discussing specific issues like grammar or punctuation. As a result, we do not "correct" papers; instead, we collaborate with the writer. With this approach, we hope to provide assistance that is beneficial to your overall writing development.
Additional Partners and Resources
Office of Student Financial Assistance
The Office of Student Financial Assistance(OSFA) works closely with students and families to provide financial assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study from federal, state, and institutional resources. Students and families may rely on OSFA to guide them through the financial assistance process by building customized assistance packages, highlighting appropriate sources of additional funding and answering questions about the financial assistance process in general.
Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs
The Department of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Loyola University Chicago advances the recognition and appreciation of our diverse community, promotes multicultural education across campus, strives to ensure the retention and success of underrepresented students, and fosters a supportive, inclusive environment for all students, faculty and staff.
S.T.A.R.S. Mentoring Program
Since 1986, the Department of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs has coordinated the S.T.A.R.S. Mentoring Program (Students Together Are Reaching Success) to support the retention and success of Loyola students.
The program connects First Year mentees, particularly underrepresented and commuter students, with upper-class peer mentors as a means of providing opportunities to acclimate to the Loyola community and Chicago area, as well as to develop the personal, academic, social and cultural experiences through programming and tutoring. The STARS mentors work to establish a safe and supportive environment for mentees to meet, discuss and share their experiences with one another, and to foster cross-cultural learning and identity development for participants.
Student Leadership Development
The department of Student Leadership Development, in collaboration with other departments, divisions, and community partners, seeks to provide high quality leadership development through programs such as workshops and conferences, and by serving as a resource.
The mission of the Wellness Center is to support the educational purposes of the university by enhancing the health and wellness of the diverse student population through the provision of wellness services. Within the context of a Jesuit Catholic institution, the Wellness Center is committed to fostering a healthy campus environment by empowering individuals to reach their full potential by making informed positive lifestyle choices and taking responsibility for self care in order to achieve and maintain optimal levels of wellness.