The Loyola Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (LUROP) has numerous undergraduate research fellowships that offer a student stipend and a research budget which you can utilize to support their research, including the Provost Fellowship for Undergraduate Research, Social Innovation/Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship, and the Social Justice Research Fellowship. Students may also be interested in two new undergraduate fellowships, the Community Research Fellowship and the Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship. The deadline for students to apply is March 1, 2017. Students may read more about the LUROP fellowship programs on the LUROP application info page and apply online.
The Social Justice Internship Grant Program is a year-long, 250–275 hour internship experience. Students will have the opportunity to engage in significant work at one of two Chicago area non-profits: Catholic Charities and Misericordia. Through a competitive application process, 10 students will be selected and will move through the internship experience in a cohort model. In the first (fall) semester, students will participate in trainings on campus and at their site. The cohort will meet every few weeks for community building, reflection, and continued training. In the second (spring) semester, students will enroll in a section of EXPL 390, gaining 3 hours of academic credit for their internship experience.
A key event during the university-wide Weekend of Excellence: Celebrating Transformative Education, the 2017 Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium will give undergraduate students in all disciplines the opportunity to showcase their research and/or engagement projects. This event offers presenters and attendees alike an ideal venue to explore the full range of ways that undergraduates experience learning at Loyola.
Each year the CEL publishes its annual report sharing the story of Loyola students, faculty instructors, and community partners engaging in deep learning and community development. View the updated IMPACT report here.
The Center for Experiential Learning connects Loyola students to opportunities in Chicago organizations through academic internships, service-learning, and undergraduate research, while creating learning portfolios. Find out all the resources the CEL provides for Loyola students here.
Loyola's new Undergraduate Minor in Leadership Studies is housed in the School of Education. The minor is designed to complement any academic major and comprised of four required courses and two electives all which provide a depth of training, education, and development related to leadership and social justice. The CEL EXPL courses contribute to electives in the College of Arts and Sciences.