Loyola University Chicago

Residence Life

Leadership LC


"I feel being in a learning community helped me adjust to the social aspect of college much quicker than if I had not been in a community. By the end of the first few days I already felt I had connected to people and found some good friends, which is something I was initially nervous about." —Tom, Leadership LC

The Leadership for Social Change Learning Community is home to a diverse group of students who share a passion for leadership development and the promotion of social justice. As a member of this LC, you will engage in service, activities, and reflection to foster the development of skills and knowledge related to self-awareness, personal empowerment, collaboration, and citizenship. You will be encouraged to further develop your own leadership skills, discover your passions, and apply self-knowledge to have a positive impact on your community and the world.
Activities and Programs 
Explore Explore concepts like servant leadership, leadership styles, and identity. Explore Chicago through community outings.
Engage Engage in deeper learning through leadership conferences and programs on campus. Give back to the community through service to others.
Required Courses Fall 2016 (UNIV101 + PHIL130/SOCL101)
First Year Seminar - Section 17 - Class 2730
Monday 2:45PM-3:35PM
First Year Seminar - Section 24 - Class 4821
Monday 5:00PM-5:50PM
First Year Seminar - Section 82 - Class 2792
Thursday 1:00PM-1:50PM
First Year Seminar - Section 103 - Class 3376
Friday 12:30PM-1:20PM
(Mr. Joseph Drake or Ms. Elizabeth Reynders)
PHIL130 Philosophy and Persons - Section 24 - Class 3870
T/TH 2:30PM-3:45PM (Dr. Thomas Derdak)
SOCL101 Society in a Global Age - Section 10 - Class 3728
MWF 1:40PM-2:30PM (Dr. Elfriede Wedam)
Required Course for Spring 2017 (ELPS125)
Intro to Leadership Studies - Section 1E - Class 4339
M 5:15PM-7:45PM (Dr. Shannon Howes)
Intro to Leadership Studies - Section 2E - Class 4440
T 5:15PM-7:45PM (Cecilia Macias)
Intro to Leadership Studies - Section 3E - Class 4441
W 5:15PM-7:454PM (Naseeb Bhangal)
Intro to Leadership Studies - Section 4E - Class 4442
T/Th 2:30PM-3:45PM (Megan Segoshi)

Course Descriptions

PHIL130 is an introduction to the ideas and values that have shaped our world, and specifically how these ideas and values influence our everyday lives. The class will investigate, among other things, the relation between leadership and values, and the importance of understanding human nature within a political context. The instructor is a founder of the non-profit organization Global Alliance for Africa. CORE Philosophical Knowledge Tier I
SOCL101 provides students with basic empirical and theoretical tools for analyzing the social world, as well as an introduction to the issues of globalization. Since understanding the social world is fundamental to the ability to change it, student will become better prepared to be leaders both now and in the future. The 'out of class' experiences will include opportunities for students to develop leadership skills. CORE Social and Cultural Knowledge Tier I
ELPS125 is designed to provide an introduction to the concept of leadership, including an exploration of contemporary leadership knowledge and skills that may be utilized in a variety of disciplinary contexts and settings. The course will flow through: 1) an exploration of self, 2) understanding of self in the context of others, and 3) recognition of broader social systems and ways of influencing these systems. Two learning experiences are central to this class: service and critical reflection. CORE Engaged Learning (Service Learning)