Community-centered engagement

A community thrives when the individuals who inhabit it thrive too. It is our responsibility to give back by using our resources and partnerships for the greater good of our neighborhoods.


Priority 1

Align our strengths and activities in education, research, scholarship, service, and action with community priorities.​

Priority 2

Leverage the University’s position, resources, and strengths towards decreasing community inequities in areas such as economic growth, health, and housing.

Priority 3

Enhance partnerships with schools, faith communities, government, non-profits, local businesses, and other private partners to support the shared goals of our communities.

“As a community anchor, we will build on our strong foundation of community-based initiatives by committing to strategic and intentional community-centered engagement.”

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.

Community Centered Engagement Candace Moore

Access and Equity: Civic Engagement

Changing the Landscape

Chicago's first chief equity officer is searching for ways to level the playing field for all city residents

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Global Connections and Partnerships Andy Soto

Student Excellence: Research Abroad

The Impact of Foreign Aid

A research fellowship took two undergraduates to Tunisia

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Extraordinary Academics and Research Susan Baker

Covid19 Response: Clinical Research

Halting the spread

When it comes to the study of coronaviruses, Loyola University Chicago researchers were ahead of the curve.

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Cura Personalis DACA students

Immigration: Undocumented students

‘We made it this far. We will be doctors.’

Loyola was the first medical school in the country to openly accept DACA-status students

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