Loyola University Chicago

Division of Student Development


Message Sent To:All Students
Message From:Message from the Office of Student Development
Date Sent:Wednesday, September 2, 2020 04:00 PM CDT

2020-2021 Community Standards

September 2, 2020

Welcome new Loyola students, and welcome back returning students!

As a Jesuit, Catholic institution, Loyola University Chicago has a mission that informs everything we do, including the standards for behavior on and off campus. Every year, the Community Standards are updated with input from students, staff, and faculty. These standards, which contain the Student Code of Conduct, apply to all Loyola students (undergraduate, graduate, professional, and other) and outline the minimum expectations for student behavior. The document also includes information about relevant policies, procedures, and protocols overseen by other areas of the University. As you settle into your classes and co-curricular activities, it is very important that you become familiar with and understand how the Community Standards apply to you, especially as we all navigate our new, mostly virtual environments.

Notably this year, the 2020-2021 Community Standards include added information regarding COVID-19 and required personal safety practices. All members of the Loyola community are expected to remain informed about and comply with the practices found on Loyola’s Return to Campus website. This also includes, but is not limited to, following city, state, federal, and international laws, rules, policies, and guidelines. We want to take the opportunity to thank you for completing the required COVID-19 training module through Get Inclusive and embedded Rambler Promise, which we strongly believe will aid in virus prevention within our community.

In addition to reviewing the updated Community Standards, please take time to update your current address—as well as your emergency contact information—in LOCUS if you have not already. With most of our students living off-campus during the 2020-2021 academic year, it is important that we know where you are residing so we can keep you informed of important updates related to health and safety.

While the policies outlined in the Community Standards represent the minimum expectations for student behavior, we hope that all students will strive to bring The Student Promise to life by consistently demonstrating care for self, others, and the community.


Will Rodriguez, PhD
Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students