The Leadership for Social Change Learning Community is home to a diverse group of students who share a passion for exploring their own leadership styles and the concept of leadership as action through which change is effected for the betterment of others.
Students engage in the exploration of leadership as a process, rather than a position, that promotes the values of social justice, self-knowledge, personal empowerment, collaboration, citizenship, and service. Students in the community are encouraged to build their leadership skills, discover their passions, and apply their self knowledge to their pursuit to better their community and the world around them.
In 2014-2015, the Leadership for Social Change Learning Community will be home to 100 first-year students. The first-year students will live together in one of our five first-year residence halls.
Activities and Programs
Students in the Leadership for Social Change participate in countless activites and programs that develop their understanding of leadership and they own personal leadership skills. They enjoy leadership conferences and programs on campus, give back to the community through the New Student Day of Service, and educate themselves through workshops on values, servant leadership, personal leadership style, and identity and leadership. They also have a lot of fun through community outings (ice skating was a recent favorite), excursions around Chicago, and regular community brunches on the weekends.
First-year students will take 4 credits together in the Fall semester and 3 credits together in the Spring semester. In the Fall semester, this includes UNIV 101 - Loyola First Year Seminar, and a CORE class focused on ethics. In the Spring semester, first-year students will take a 3 credit hour class that serves as the introductory class to Loyola's new Leadership Minor program.
2014-2015 Leadership for Social Change LC Classes
- First-Year Classes
In the Fall 2013 Semester, first-year students in the Leadership for Social Change LC will all take UNIV 101: First Year Seminar together. They will also choose one of the following classes:
Political Science 101: American Politics (3 credits) - fulfills the Societal and Cultural Knowledge requirement of the CORE
Philosophy 130: Philosophy and Persons (3 credits) - fulfills the Tier 1 Philosophical Knowledge requirement of the CORE
Sociology 101: Sociology in a Global Age (3 credits) - fulfills the Tier 1 Societal and Cultural Knowledge requirement of the CORE