Loyola University Chicago

Community Relations

Community Vitality


External Community

  • Northside Community Resources has a mission to improve the quality of life in Rogers Park through social, civic and educational initiatives that foster health and welfare, urban renewal and conservation, law enforcement and community organization.
  • Edgewater Community Council provides the leadership on the issues that impact the quality of the Edgewater experience, and works to ensure Edgewater residents have a strong and unified voice on taxes, development, education and safety in our community.
  • Edgewater Development Corporation  is a local non-profit (501c3), community-based organization with the mission to redevelop the commercial resources of Edgewater to better serve the entire Edgewater Community.
  • Edgewater Chamber of Commerce provides an active, comprehensive program including business recruitment, maintenance and improvement, marketing, education and community service.
  • Rogers Park Business Alliance has a mission to improve Rogers Park through business, community and economic development activities.  They value the diversity of Rogers Park and diligently work to enhance it through balanced growth.
  • Greater North Michigan Avenue Association serves as the principal business development and community advocacy organization for Michigan Avenue and the surrounding area, working with the City to advance the region's historic signature as a world-class place to visit, work, and live.  The association currently represents 750 member businesses.
  • Rogers Park Community Development Corporation  works to foster community development and create and preserve affordable and diverse housing opportunities in Rogers Park and Chicago through education, training, advocacy and development.
  • Chicago Police is empowered by the community, and is committed to protect the lives, property, and rights of all people, to maintain order, and to enforce the law impartially. They will provide quality police service in partnership with other members of the community.

Internal Community

  • Capital Planning provides the Loyola University Chicago Community with project management and leadership on strategic real estate related development opportunities. The responsibilities of the office cover development both at the Lake Shore and Water Tower Campus.
  • Center for Experiential Learning serves students, faculty, staff, and community partners as a resource for community-based experiential learning opportunities and partnerships. They offer information, resources, and support for the development of academic internship opportunities, service-learning courses, community service Federal Work-Study employment, and undergraduate research experiences.
  • Center for Urban Research and Learning routinely receives grants and contracts from foundations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations to support community-based research. As a vital part of Loyola University Chicago, the Center accesses the vast resources of this major urban university, nationally recognized for its centuries-old Jesuit tradition of excellence in scholarship and commitment to service.
  • Off Campus Student Living strives to enhance the relationship between our students living off campus and our neighbors in Edgewater & Rogers Park. We work collaboratively with Loyola’s community affairs office, campus police, neighborhood associations and the Chicago Police Department in order to heighten student awareness of responsibilities of being good neighbors.
  • Campus Safety is to promote and maintain a safe and secure environment in which the University's educational mission can be successful. This department contributes to the University's mission through non-intrusive safety procedures that promote the intellectual, social, spiritual, physical and recreational aspects of students' lives.