Loyola University Chicago

THEA Institute

Summer 2022

Please note: the information on this page is archived from Summer 2022. Check back later for updates regarding the 2023 Summer Institute!

THEA is thrilled to announce that our Summer Institute will resume in 2022! After two years that we have been unable to welcome students to our campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we eagerly await our new THEA students who will join us this summer. 

Dates for Summer 2022: 

Sunday, June 19 - Saturday, June 25

Applications for Summer 2022 are closed. Admitted students, the payment portal is linked below. If you are an admitted student and have questions about the Summer Institute, email us: thea@luc.edu 

To learn more about the THEA Summer Institute, navigate to the other pages on this website or view the Program Overview. Applications for the Summer Institute are open now, and we'll continue to accept applications into the spring. 

The COVID-19 vaccine and boosters (when eligible) are required for all participants in the 2022 THEA Summer Institute. Students will be required to upload proof of vaccination after they are admitted to the program. THEA will monitor (and adhere to) the latest health, safety, and wellbeing guidelines published by Loyola University and the City of Chicago. To view Loyola's latest health, safety, and wellbeing updates, visit www.LUC.edu/healthsafetyandwellbeing.


Admitted students: click here to access our payment portal.




Meet THEA's Summer 2022 Faculty

A hallmark of the THEA Summer Institute is our Faculty team who teach classes to our high school participants. These scholars are experts in their respective fields, and will provide an excellent classroom experience to our participants. Click on each educator's name to learn more about them!

Rachel Elfant

IJEP Program Manager, School of Environmental Sustainability

Dr. Rachel Hart Winter

Adjunct Instructor in Theology, Rosary College of Arts & Sciences at Dominican University

Rev. Stephen Mitten, SJ

Senior Lecturer, School of Environmental Sustainability

(Fr. Mitten is pictured above, teaching students in the School of Environmental Sustainability greenhouse)

Aleja Sastoque Luna

Faith Formation Campus Minister, Campus Ministry

Dr. Federico Sinche

Lecturer, School of Environmental Sustainability

Claire Soupene

WTC Minister & THEA Coordinator, Campus Ministry

Dr. Paula Tallman

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

2022 Student Projects

During the Institute, students work in groups to research the environmental effects of an industry. Some groups this year produced digital projects, which are linked here:

Embedded Water & the Energy Industry, Group A

Click here to view this group's video

Click here to visit this group's website

Embedded Water & the Energy Industry, Group B

Embedded Water and Agriculture Infographic

Embedded Water & the Agriculture Industry

Click here to see this group's project on Instagram