Loyola University Chicago

Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution

Division of Student Development

The Creation Story


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.

It is imperative to note the final product is a direct representation of the values identified as important to the Loyola University Chicago student body. Though the process was initiated by the Office of Judicial Affairs and Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, it was student-driven. Seven students with various backgrounds and interests and four staff members constituted the committee.

The committee hopes The Student Promise will be used as an inspiring symbol of student empowerment, pride and student to student accountability. As the students were composing the document it became clear 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.