Loyola University Chicago

Student Leadership Development

Division of Student Development

Annual Schedule

2017 to 2018 Academic Year - Programs and Events

Please see the program pages (under the PROGRAMS tab) for more information about each of our program offerings during the  academic year. Please contact Shannon Howes at showes1@luc.edu for more information.  The following is a list of our programs by date:

  • Networks of Mentorship (Connections for Extraordinary Lives Networking Dinner)- February 8th 5-6:30pm Damen MPR
  • The People's Institute- February 9th - 11th, 2018
  • Dinner Dialogue- February 22nd- 5-6pm Cuneo 302
  • Fighting Burnout (Connections for Extraordinary Lives Networking Dinner)- February 27th 5-6:30pm Damen MPR
  • Spring Break- March 5-9
  • Dinner Dialogue March 13, 5-6pm Cuneo 203
  • TPI Story Slam- March 15th, Damen Den 6:30-8pm
  • Purpose & Pathways (Connections for Extraordinary Lives Networking Dinner)- March 22nd 5-6:30pm- Damen MPR
  • Dinner Dialogue- 5-6:30pm- Cuneo 203
  • Student Leadership Development Banquet April  24th, 5-6:30 pm McCormick Lounge

Recent Programs

The following programs have already happened (or registration for them has closed) this academic year. They are included to give people an idea of what to expect next year.

  • Leadership for Social Change Learning Community (LC) = new students join the LC through housing application 
  • LEAD for Change Pre-Welcome Week Program = August 21st - 24th, 2017
  • Leadership & Involvement Information Session (part of Welcome Week) = September 1st from 4:00 - 5:30pm in Damen MPR
  • Emerging Leaders Program = register by August 31st for this fall cohort-based program with sessions every other week for most of fall semester
  • Overcoming Challenges (Connections for Extraordinary Lives Networking Dinner) = September 27th, from 5:00 - 6:30pm in Damen MPR
  • International Opportunities (Connections for Extraordinary Lives Networking Dinner) = October 12th, from 5:00 - 6:30pm in Damen MPR 
  • Commuter Student Appreciation Day = October 18th from 1:00 - 3:00pm in Damen Student Center 127
  • Student Leadership Institute (day-long conference) = Saturday, October 21st, 2017 in Damen MPR
  • Engage Chicago and the World (Connections for Extraordinary Lives Networking Dinner) = November 1st from 5:00 - 6:30pm in Damen MPR
  • Story Slam = November 2nd, 2017

**The Division of Student Development strives to support the university’s mission by offering programs that foster leadership development, as well as by serving and supporting students as they experience the personal transformations of a Jesuit education. With that in mind, some staff resources have recently been reallocated. As a result, at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year, there will no longer be a stand-alone unit that exists for the sole purpose of coordinating student leadership development programs. Starting in the 2018-2019 academic year, ELP will be housed within SAGA, and The People’s Institute will be housed within SDMA. The Leadership for Social Change Learning Community will continue to be coordinated by ResLife, with Shannon Howes serving as the administrative partner for this program. Students are encouraged to connect with these three programs, as well as with the many additional student leadership development experiences that exist in other areas on campus.**