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As a Loyola student being educated in the Jesuit Catholic tradition, I promise to...

Care for Myself
I promise to strive for excellence in all that I do. I will embrace opportunities for leadership, challenge myself academically, and seek experiences that will positively influence my personal development. I will honor the good in myself by being honest, compassionate, and respectful.

Care for Others
I promise to recognize that each individual person is valuable and has a unique perspective that contributes to the growth and development of all. I will respect the individuality of others regardless of appearance, ethnicity, faith, gender, ability, sexual orientation, or social standing.

Care for Community
I promise to acknowledge and celebrate diversity. I will contribute my talents, gifts, and ideas to strengthen the community. I aspire to be a person for others committed to working toward a more just world.

Brief History of The Student Promise

In the spring of 2007 a document representing the voice and spirit of the student body was created by a predominantly student committee. The document, entitled "The Student Promise," embodies the beliefs and values of students. It is intended to unite all students around the very things that make them excellent, that make Loyola students different than students at other institutions.

The Student Promise is a statement of pride and dignity. It is a document written by students for students. The final product is a direct representation of the values identified as important to the Loyola University Chicago student body. Seven students with various backgrounds and interests worked with four staff members to create The Student Promise in the hope that it would be used as an inspiring symbol of student empowerment, pride and student to student accountability. It was clear to the creators that the promise is meant to inspire students to be the best version of themselves by caring for self, caring for others and ultimately caring for the community.