Loyola University Chicago

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School of Social Work

In 1913 the forerunner of the School of Social Work, the Loyola University Lecture Bureau, was formed by Frederic Siedenburg, S.J. the popularity of the lectures offered by Siedenburg encouraged him to establish the School of Sociology in 1914. The new school provided continuing education for working people, especially teachers. Later renamed the School of Social Work, the school was the third professional school at Loyola and one of the first to allow women to enroll in classes.