Loyola University Chicago

Campus Ministry

Division of Student Development


First Year Companions

Interfaith Advocates

CLC Small Group Leaders‌


"The real measure of Jesuit Universities lies in who our students become"

In carrying out Loyola's mission, Campus Ministry seeks to promote the development of the whole person with an emphasis on leadership for the church and society. Campus Ministry is looking for students who will come forward to lead and inspire fellow students on this journey of faith doing justice.

According to Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, SJ, the 29th Superior General of the Society of Jesus, the heart of the Jesuit educational tradition is to form students to be “leaders-in-service.” That has been the goal of Jesuit education since the sixteenth century. It remains so today. We believe that this—a “leader in service”—is who you are and who you are becoming. We invite you to take another step forward along that road.

Please reflect upon the following list of opportunities to be “leaders-in-service.”  Feel free to approach any member of the Campus Ministry Team if you need assistance in discerning how God might be calling you to live your faith more deeply.

First Year Companions

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First Year Companion Application

The Loyola Companions are peer ministers whose mission is to build community on our campus through leadership in faith and service in a variety of opportunities: welcoming new students, offering hospitality, supporting residence hall masses as well as engaging students in reflection and prayer. For more information about future First-Year Companion opportunities, please contact April Gutierrez, the Campus Minister for First Year Experience, at 773. 508. 3780 or agutierrez1@luc.edu.

Apply to be a First Year Companion! Applications are due on Friday, March 14th. Interviews will be held on March 21st and 23rd. Sign up for interviews is first-come, first-serve and the sheet will be on April Gutierrez' desk in the Campus Ministry Suite, Damen Student Center suite 217. To complete your application, please sign up for a ten minute interview and a thirty minute activity. If you have any questions about the program or interview process please contact April Gutierrez, agutierrez1@luc.edu. Additionally, there will be a leadership training on Saturday, April 6th that all Companions will be expected to attend.


Interfaith Advocates

Interfaith Advocates Application

Interfaith Advocates are a team of students who work with our various faith denominations on campus. Through large programs, retreats, and small group dialogues, they create safe space for students to explore and explain their faith (and non-faith) experiences. All are welcome to participant and apply! Opportunities to help with year long projects and month-long commitments for large programs are available. Please contact Brian Anderson, banderson2@luc.edu, if you have questions about this area of Campus Ministry.


CLC Small Group Leaders

CLC Small Groups Leaders are responsible to lead a Christian Life Community of 8-10 new students throughout the 2015-2016 academic year. They lead their peers by creating an atmosphere where students can explore their faith, discover a sense of purpose, build community, and do service together. If you are interested in deepening your own faith and learning how to better serve your peers, consider applying today! Applicants should have participated in a CLC (or similar faith-sharing group) for at least one year. For more information, please contact Oliver Goodrich, Campus Minister for Faith Formation.

Labre Companion


Labre Companion
Leadership on the Labre team involves a deep commitment to issues of homelessness and the dignity of the human person. The mission of Labre is the formation of relationships with the homeless focusing on solidarity, rather than charity; placing emphasis on the relationships rather than on the act of providing food. A Labre companion should be interested in the ministry of hospitality and have significant experience participating in the weekly Labre service. Leaders are expected to serve 4-5 hours a week (including the direct service at the WTC and leader training meetings). While leaders are not required to live at the WTC, it is preferred. Contact Nicole Chmela at 312.915.6467 for more information.


If you are looking for opportunities to be involved with the Alternative Break Immersions or Christian Life Communities, please contact Susan Haarman, shaarman@luc.edu.
If you are looking for opportunities to be involved in Sacramental Life, such as the liturgical choir or sacristan for example, please contact Steven Betancourt, sbetancourt@luc.edu