Loyola University Chicago

Weekend of Excellence


Michael Bunting

Michael Bunting
Finance and Economics

Meet Michael Bunting, a senior at Loyola, a star player on the Loyola men’s volleyball team, a member of Sigma Chi, and a member of the student-athlete advisory committee.

What ultimately sold you on coming to Loyola?

Being from the east coast, I really wanted the opportunity to expand my horizons and experience something new. I came on a visit after being recruited for volleyball and fell in love with the city.

How did you get involved in research/service at Loyola?

I was mostly involved with just the volleyball team for my first few years, but after learning how to manage my time better and having some rewarding volunteer experience, I wanted to find more opportunities to get involved. My friend told me about the Sigma Chi colony starting at Loyola and I thought it would be a great way to give back to the community through service projects.

What do you think are the highlights of your experience at Loyola?

Various volleyball matches have been personal highlights for me as I am extremely passionate about competition on the court. Off the court, my time with the friends I have made here at Loyola has made my overall experience very enjoyable.

What can be done on campus, in classrooms, etc., to make you more enthused in other learning opportunities at Loyola inside and outside of the classroom?

Overall I think Loyola lacks a little in a unified school spirit. Whether it’s athletics or clubs, I would really love to see students excited about being a Rambler.

What advice would you give students, either currently at Loyola or thinking of coming here, about how to get the best out of their education?

Seek out organizations and opportunities that will give you the most out of your college experience. It’s easy to be complacent and get the bare minimum at Loyola if you do not take action to improve your own time here.