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Finding Purpose and Identity—A Journey in the Spirit of Ignatius

“Arrupe College students became acquainted with St. Ignatius, Ignatian spirituality, and the mission of the Society of Jesus through an immersive experience in Italy.”

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“Loyola's diverse array of student clubs and organizations has been instrumental in nurturing my leadership skills and boosting my self-confidence. These experiences have not only allowed me to inspire others but have equally served as a source of inspiration for my own personal growth.”

2023 President's Medallion Winner ✶ Jonathan Larbi

“Loyola's diverse array of student clubs and organizations has been instrumental in nurturing my leadership skills and boosting my self-confidence. These experiences have not only allowed me to inspire others but have equally served as a source of inspiration for my own personal growth.”

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Student support is a hallmark of Arrupe's education model

"At Arrupe, it's about more than what classes students take. It's the community support, opportunities for leadership development, personal experiences, and time spent with friends."

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Serving the Next Generation of Students

Arrupe College has been spotlighted for its innovative two-year program designed to remove the barriers to education and help disadvantaged students earn college degree in USA Today's article, Academic Aid: How colleges work to close the education gap for minority students.

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New $2.5 Million Gift Will Fund Loyola Nursing Degrees for Arrupe College Graduates

Rocco and Roxanne Martino are committed to lowering barriers to higher education and empowering Loyola University Chicago students from diverse communities to earn degrees, develop careers, and benefit their communities.

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Reaching for the Stars with Asia Singleton

"Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning."

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2022 President's Medallion Winner: Ruby Hernandez

“I’m so thankful to be able to attend this college. I’ve even told my friends and family that Arrupe saved me.”

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Loyola University Chicago Receives $100M Gift from the Schreibers

Largest gift in University history funds scholarships for underrepresented students.

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Alumni Tom Hund ‘76 and Judy Hund ‘77 Establish Two New Endowed Funds for Arrupe College

Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago Receives $5 Million Transformational Gift

Alumni Tom Hund ‘76 and Judy Hund ‘77 Establish Two New Endowed Funds for Arrupe College.

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2022 Arrupe College Student Art Exhibition

This year's student art exhibition features more than 70 works by 39 artists in a wide range of media and styles, demonstrating both academic artistic study and independent personal work.

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2021 President's Medallion Winner: Jacqueline Plascencia-Perez

Every year, the University’s academic deans recognize a student who has exemplified a commitment to leadership, scholarship, and service throughout their time at Loyola. This year, Jacqueline Plascencia-Perez (Class of 2022) was recognized.

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Alumni Spotlight: Asya Meadows

“At Arrupe, I learned to see myself as someone with many gifts and talents. More importantly, I learned to not be afraid to show that to others.”

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Alumni Spotlight: Luna Luna

“For me, Arrupe’s tight-knit community was the best. Everyone was invested in me and wanted to see me succeed.”

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Alumni Spotlight: Jacky Cruz

“The relationships I built at Arrupe continued on when I transferred to Wisconsin. I’m so grateful to be a part of such a supportive community.”

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Alumni Spotlight: Joshua Adams

“Arrupe helped me realize how important finding the right career is to make your life worthwhile.”

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Alumni Spotlight: Abby Bautista

“I made the impossible possible thanks to Arrupe. I’m the first female in my family to earn college and graduate degrees. Next up: my doctorate.”

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Alumni Spotlight: Brandon Thomas

“Arrupe launched my higher education journey and now I am supporting students as they navigate college. Arrupe never gave up on me, and I make the same promise to my students.”

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Arrupe College Awarded $1.5 Million Grant from Robert R. McCormick Foundation

This new investment will support student retention and recruitment goals over the next three years and will allow Loyola to invest in a pilot housing program, hire new staff focused on student success and retention, and further develop the Black Men for Success program.

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2021 Commencement Mass

After a trying pandemic year, Arrupe College students were grateful for the opportunity to gather in Holy Name Cathedral to celebrate all they have accomplished during their tenure at Arrupe.

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The System of Support

After a trying pandemic year, Arrupe College’s staff and faculty find fresh ways to support students.

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Fr. Thomas Neitzke, S.J., Appointed Dean of Arrupe College

We are pleased to announce that Fr. Thomas Neitzke, S.J., EdD, has been appointed dean of Arrupe College.

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Gebrüder Weiss Expands Loyola University Chicago Scholarship Program

Arrupe students will be awarded $5,000 Gebrüder Weiss scholarships each year for the next five years.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

"Covid-19 Is a Pivotal Moment for Struggling Students. Can Colleges Step Up?"

New Profit

"New Profit Announces Recipients of Grants for its Postsecondary Innovation for Equity (PIE) Initiative"

Association of Jesuit College and Universities

"At Arrupe College, Art Is Integral to a Jesuit Education"