Loyola University Chicago

Division of Student Development

The Honor of Maroon and Gold Society Membership

Nominate someone for The Maroon & Gold Society

Rev. Michael J. Garanzini, S.J. and the Loyola University Chicago Cabinet created The Maroon & Gold Society in 2011 to recognize and engage outstanding Seniors. Selected members will have demonstrated an Ignatian commitment to leadership, academic excellence and service to others.

Maroon and Gold Society Criteria & Selection Process

  • Nominee must be a Rising Senior [someone who will be enrolled as senior in Fall 2015].
  • Nominee must anticipate completing 90 credits by September 2015.
  • Nominee must be nominated by faculty, staff, students, administrators.
  • Self-nominations are prohibited.
  • No more than 25 members may be selected in a given year.
  • Nominee must have completed two semesters, or the equivalent, at Loyola University Chicago and completed a minimum of thirty credits at Loyola University Chicago by September 2015.
  • Nominee must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student.
  • Nominee must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or above, as listed in LOCUS.
  • Nominees screened by Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution and Behavioral Concerns Team.
  • Intentional selection of diverse cohort, including race, ethnicity, religion, major, gender, sexual orientation.
  • Need recommendation from faculty member who has taught at least one three-credit course at Loyola.
  • List must be approved by President, VP of Student Development, and VP of Advancement.
  • Click the following to read the 2015 Excellence Awards Committee Committee Principle of Ethics‌.
  • Note: Campaigning for votes will disqualify you or your organization as a candidate for the 2014-2015 Damen Awards. Campaigning by the nominee or via proxy, includes but is not limited to: banners, flyers, social media posts, mass emails, and similar forms of publicity.


Questions? Please contact ExcellenceAwards@luc.edu or 312-915-6233.‌