Loyola University Chicago

Community Service & Action

Division of Student Development

Education & Advocacy

To encourage responsible and faithful citizenship, the CSA helps students to gain knowledge and respond to injustice. See below to learn more.

What is Hunger Week?

Hunger‌ Week has been a tradition at Loyola for over 40 years. Each year, committed students are selected to create a week of activities and programs that increase awareness of hunger issues and raise funds for local, national, and global beneficiaries dedicated to fighting hunger. The student team is responsible for all program logistics, fundraising, promotion, and program facilitation. Through the team's hard work, Hunger Week remains one of the most recognizable programs on campus year after year.

To learn more about Hunger Week and how to get involved, click here.

Hunger Week 2018: November 5 - 10


As a continuation of the IFTJ, Ignatian Family Advocacy Month (IFAM) brings the education, prayer, and advocacy of the Teach-In back to campus. Each spring, IFAM encourages members of the Loyola community to address specific justice issues as it resonates with our community.

IFAM is an effort of the Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN). Learn more about ISN and Ignatian Family Advocacy Month.

The annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) gathers members of the Ignatian Family (Jesuit schools, parishes, social ministries) in solidarity to learn, reflect, pray, network, and advocate in the context of social justice. Keynote and student speakers address issues such as:

  • Domestic poverty
  • Worker's rights
  • Human rights and foreign policy in Latin America
  • Human rights and foreign policy in Africa
  • Humane immigration practices
  • Sustainable environmental practices

Gather in Washington, D.C., with fellow faithful citizens seeking to make real change in our world. The IFTJ is sponsored by the Ignatian Solidarity Network.

See the site for more details, including the application.
Contact serve@luc.edu with questions.

The CSA supports Loyola's Service and Faith Learning Community (SFLC). The Service and Faith Learning Community provides a holistic encounter with the Jesuit values or service and faith for a small community of first-year students. Students in the SFLC live together in one of Loyola's residence halls, take a couple of courses together, and engage in out of the classroom program and activities.

Click to read more about our Service and Faith Learning Community.

For more information about Loyola's Service and Faith Learning Community, contact CSA or visit the Residence Life Learning Community website.