Loyola University Chicago

Residence Life

Mission, Vision, and Values


Our residential communities prepare people to lead extraordinary lives by integrating learning, spiritual growth and development. We contribute to students’ transformative education by offering student centered programs, services and environments that foster student involvement, responsibility and leadership.


The Department of Residence Life enhances the campus experience by creating transformative environments. We provide safe, secure residence halls and inclusive communities where students, staff, and faculty integrate key academic, social, spiritual, and recreational experiences. Our commitment is to ignite individual passions and social responsibility in partnership with our residents.


Care: We value care for the whole person (cura personalis) and provide residents with opportunities to explore aspects of self-care, personal balance, and care for others.

Community: We value all members of our campus, local, and global community and seek to develop involved and responsible community members that show appreciation for and represent the values of Loyola University Chicago.

Diversity: We value civility, respect, appreciation, and an in-depth understanding of diversity including the ability to put knowledge into meaningful action.

Faith: We value our Jesuit Catholic ethos and seek to contribute to our residents’ engagement of spiritual and faith development.

Justice: We value justice through service that uses learning and leadership in the pursuit of truth and care for others.

Leadership: We value residents’ personal growth through leadership and seek to develop responsible leaders committed to the common good.