Loyola University Chicago

Center for Experiential Learning

About Us



Advancing Loyola's Jesuit Catholic mission of "expanding knowledge in the service of humanity," the Center for Experiential Learning collaborates with campus, community, and employer partners to promote, develop, and implement academic experiential learning through teaching, research, and service.


In support of the CEL mission, we seek the following:

  1. To implement the mission of Loyola University Chicago by "expanding knowledge in the service of humanity" through experiential learning opportunities, engaging students, faculty, staff, and community partners;
  2. To collaborate with community agencies to develop partnerships, to build capacity, and to respond to community-defined priorities through shared opportunities of experiential learning;
  3. To empower Loyola students to avail themselves of, and critically reflect on, experiential learning through cultivating pre-professional skills, exploring career and life purpose, and fostering self-efficacy;
  4. To support faculty in creating and actualizing experiential learning opportunities and to promote the scholarship of engagement across the university;

In order to support the ongoing development of Loyola University Chicago as an outstanding undergraduate institution for learning and to become a model of experiential learning among higher education institutions.