Loyola University Chicago

Center for Experiential Learning

For Community Partners


To get started with us, contact our Community Partnerships Coordinator, Andrew Miller, submit a proposal for partnership or a project, or us the toolbar to access a variety of resources.

Learn about the different ways students engage in the community through their courses.

Read our Center for Experiential Learning Partnership Statement to see the full rights and responsibilities of students, faculty, community organizations, and Loyola.

Peruse our Annual Impact Report to learn about what Loyolans did last year through the Center for Experiential Learning.

About Our Approach to Partnership

Loyola University Chicago's Center for Experiential Learning approaches partnerships with employers and community organizations as reciprocal and mutually beneficial. The goal of our partnerships is not only for our students to learn by serving as volunteers, interns, or researchers, but also for the work of students to contribute in valuable ways to the work of our partner organizations.

The Center for Experiential Learning is committed to promoting the relevant opportunities of partners to our students and faculty; to connecting partners to other University resources where appropriate; and to fostering the potential of experiential learning opportunities to achieve both student- and site-based priorities.

We consider our partner organizations to be co-educators of our students, and in this role, we rely upon them to provide the necessary orientation, training, and supervision required for our students to complete their assigned responsibilities. We expect that our partners will regard the safety of our students as a priority equal to that of their own employees and clients. We know that our partnerships are best served by open lines of communication, and encourage our partner organizations to communicate any concerns and to address any issues with our students or our partnership in a timely manner.

Through our partnerships, the Center for Experiential Learning hopes to fulfill Loyola’s mission of “expanding knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice and faith,” and to support the efforts of our employer/community partners as well.

Read the full partnership rights and responsibilities in the CEL Partnership Statement. Our Partnership Statement provides a philosophical reflection on why and how we partner with non-profit and employer partners and a review of the responsibilities of faculty, students, community organizations, and Loyola involved in the experiential learning relationship.

Should you have further questions, please contact Andrew Miller, Community Partnerships Coordinator.