Our enduring commitment
To the Greater Good
At Loyola University Chicago, we’re building a better tomorrow. We strongly believe that everyone can make a lasting difference. Our faculty, staff, students, and community hold great pride in pushing this mission forward. Guided by enduring values and guiding principles, we are eager to be leaders of change.
Our Enduring Values
Care for the whole person by promoting an environment where diversity, equity, and inclusion foster a culture of respect for all.
Extraordinary academics & research
Bolster student success through learning experiences, academic development, impactful research, and support.
Align our strengths in education, service, and action with the priorities of our community.
Global connections & partnerships
Increase access to multicultural learning opportunities, locally and abroad.
Maintain fiscal strength, recruit, and retain diverse faculty and staff, providing both personal and professional development opportunities.
Our Guiding Principles
Our vital, embracing Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity
The supreme spiritual, moral, social, economic, cultural, political, and educational value of diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and racial justice
The student experience throughout the life-cycle, including safety, well-being, formation, mental health, belonging, and success
The critical role of meaningful relationships in the learning process, the construction of knowledge, the advancement of the Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Society of Jesus, and the happiness of all members of the University community.
Fiscal strength, strategic alignment of resources, transparent decision-making inclusive of diverse stakeholder input.
The efficacy of design thinking — empathy, focused research, openness to new ideas, prototyping, testing, and nimble iteration—in promoting organizational growth and solving complex social problems.
Loyola’s stories of impact
Day in and day out Loyolans exemplify what it means to live out our Mission and Values. These stories highlight those who went above and beyond to personify our guiding principles through their leadership and actions. Take a dive below and get inspired, you too can make a lasting difference.