Chicago Meeting the need


Loyola’s Jesuit mission defines the University and can be seen in all of the work we do. From rolling up our sleeves for individual service days to staffing much needed medical clinics, our initiatives are diverse and impactful. The service the University commits to is not just a long line of volunteer activities—though our faculty, staff, alumni, and students participate in many throughout the year. Much of the coursework, internships, and professions of the Loyola community are dedicated to serving the needs of many Chicagoans.

Accessing care

Down the street from the Stritch School of Medicine, a clinic bustles with patients who usually have no easy way to get basic medical care. MORE

Volunteering for hope

The Summit of Hope provides community services and support for parolees and probationers re-entering into society. MORE

A simple 'hello'

Through Labre Ministry, students focus not only on offering aid to those experiencing homelessness—but also on building meaningful relationships. MORE

Reducing emissions

University students, faculty, and staff joined more than 50 mayors from the U.S. and abroad for the North American Climate Summit. MORE

Celebrating St. Ignatius

Every year during Ignatian Service Days, Loyola employees volunteer across the city and in Maywood, Illinois. MORE

Moving out, sustainably

At the end of the academic year, students can donate their gently used household items and nonperishables during Think Green and Give. MORE

Students Moving Into the Lives of the Elderly

Launched by Sister Jean in 2009, SMILE connects Loyola students with residents of The Clare, a senior living community near the downtown campus. MORE

Learning through movement

Department of Fine and Performing Arts’ dance students volunteer at Chicago's Helen C. Peirce School of International Studies. MORE

In St. Peter’s Square

Loyola’s innovative online textbook, Healing Earth, earned high honors from the Vatican in Rome. MORE