Loyola University Chicago

Division of Student Development

Maroon & Gold Society

Our 2014-2015 M&G Society Group Photo

History of Maroon & Gold Society

Loyola University Chicago established the Maroon & Gold Society during the 2011-2012 academic year to recognize rising seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to leadershipacademic excellence, and service to others.  Members represent a cross-section of undergraduate communities and leadership paths at the university.  Each spring, students are nominated by faculty and staff for membership with Maroon & Gold Society.  Once nominations are screened and reviewed, part of which consists of a minimum 3.25 GPA, eligible students are asked to submit an online application.  A small committee then reviews all applications and makes a recommendation of 25 top students to the Vice President of Student Development and university president who then makes the final selection of its new class.   The new class is recognized at the annual Weekend of Excellence Student Awards Banquet, in April, with their official maroon cardigan and lapel pin.   The outgoing and incoming classes are then invited to a special Induction Dinner with the president of the university and select administrators. 

Maroon & Gold Society has evolved each year with a single-minded focus, to recognize members for their exemplary leadership and commitment to excellence.  In doing so, the Society intends to honor students who personify the efforts of Loyola University Chicago:  Preparing People to Lead Extraordinary Lives.  In doing so, Society members embrace the Jesuit ideal of Magis (pursuit of excellence and not settling for mediocrity).

As a member of this elite group, all will be invited to participate in various activities with alumni as well as participate in a few, existing boards and university committees.  This also includes participating in university functions that enhance school spirit and campus pride.  Members also will have lunch with the president of the university in the fall and dinner with a distinguished alumnus in the spring semester. 

The Five Pillars of Maroon & Gold Society: Academic Excellence, Diversity, Leadership, Loyola Community, and Service 


Members of Maroon & Gold Society serve as official student ambassadors at all times especially at major university sponsored events.  They are asked to critically evaluate and share their authentic student experiences with administrators, alumni and parents.  Members are expected to uphold a standard of leadership for students at Loyola University Chicago by maintaining involvement with a leadership role in various groups around campus.  All members are expected to uphold the values of the Student Promise as well as the policies written in the Community Standards.  Membership is contingent upon active participation in the Society’s meetings and events while maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.2. 

Benefits for Members

  • Participation for student ambassadorship at major university functions/events
  • Experience communicating needs and desires of students with administrators or board members
  • Networking opportunities with Alumni
  • Participation in large-scale university sponsored events

Events that Maroon & Gold Society participate:

  • Community Service & Action Saturday of Service
  • Damen Society Reception
  • Family Weekend
  • Annual Lecture Series
  • Lunch with University President
  • President’s Ball Dinner
  • Stritch Dinner
  • Alumni Christmas Luncheon
  • Arch Madness
  • Wolf & Kettle Day
  • Dinner with a Distinguished Alum
  • Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day
  • Senior Week Activities
  • Founder’s Dinner
  • Weekend of Excellence Committee for Faculty/Staff of the Year Awards
  • T.G.I.F. (The Green Initiative Fund Committee)
  • G.O.L.D. Board Meetings
  • Parents Council Meetings
  • Alumni Board Meetings


2015-2016 M&G Society Members:

 Gustavo Arreguín Mendoza
Jacob Batycki
Mitchell Baum
Matthew Bayens
Marissa Boulanger
Ann Burns
Jillion Caldwell
Hannah Coley
Gabriela Coronado
Aamir Kadri
Hannah Kerby
Owen McAndrews
Grace Mikus
Sabrina Minhas
Sabreen Onallah
Shil Punatar
Samantha Rivera
Maura Rocks
Ashley Rogers
Allison Ryder
Emily Schuchardt
Elizabeth Sextro
Ella Stanley
Andrew Timmons
Dante Violette