As an anchor institution, Loyola supports economic revitalization to improve students’ experience in the community and the City. The Office of Civic Engagement serves as Loyola’s liaison with the Chicago Dept. of Planning and Development, to implement and update the Loyola/City of Chicago Memo of Understanding.
The Office also:
- serves as principal liaison to aldermanic offices for the lakeside campuses;
- provides support and capacity building for Chicago delegate agencies, such as local chambers of commerce;
- connects faculty and students to local businesses.
Civic Engagement will seek to create a Loyola District for the Lakeshore Campus, one that encompasses the existing boundaries for campus safety.