Ignatian Heritage Mission Priority Examen

Examining our Jesuit, Catholic identity

As a Jesuit, Catholic institution, Loyola University Chicago strives to live its mission in and out of the classroom. During Ignatian Heritage Month, focus groups will be gathering on all of Loyola's campuses to discuss how well we are living up to this goal. If you're not invited to participate in one of these discussions, you are still invited to join us in reflecting on the questions below. We encourage classes, dorm floors, and student groups to consider facilitating conversations around these topics, discussing examples of Loyola is, or could be, fulfilling its mission in these areas.

We welcome your reflections and invite you to send your answers and/or feedback.

Does Loyola...

1. Make all faiths feel welcome?

2. Offer service opportunities that not only help others, but also encourage personal growth?

3. Pursue sustainability as core commitment of its mission?

Do Loyola's academics...

1. Introduce students to diverse perspectives?

2. Shape students academically and spiritually?

3. Offer space to wrestle with the contemporary challenges faced by the Church?

Learn more about the characteristics of Jesuit, Catholic universities here.