Our Impact

At Loyola University New Orleans, we have a multi-method approach to assessing the impact of community engagement on student learning and on the community. All CE assessment is utilization-focused, i.e. geared toward improving the positive impact our community engagement has on community members, partner agencies, and our students.

Partnership Goals

The Community Partners Council and the OCELTS Faculty Advisory Committee at Loyola have approved the following goals for community partnerships:

  1. Build community partners' capacity to promote positive social change. Results>>
  2. Build community partners’ ability to leverage their relationship with Loyola. Results>>
  3. Educate community partners about how to access resources at Loyola beyond just student volunteers. Results>>
  4. Strengthen community partners’ connections to one another. Results>>

Community Partner Surveys

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Loyola University Community Engagement Objectives

Loyola endorses a set of university-wide Community Engagement Objectives, crafted by community engagement practitioners, which each program contributes to in its own way. 


Introductory: Students have an introductory familiarity with social justice and can identify injustice. Students are prepared to begin examining the consequences of their own choices on the well-being of others.

Advanced: Students have a more sophisticated understanding of social justice, with the ability to identify root causes of injustice and recognize effective methods for preventing and responding to injustice. Students have explored the boundaries of their empowerment in shaping social conditions.

Mastery: Loyola graduates uphold the principles of dignity, equality, and solidarity as they navigate the complex path to a more just world, with an advanced understanding of social justice and the ability and commitment to contribute to social justice in their personal, professional, and spiritual lives. 


Semesters: Community looks to Loyola to provide effective and useful services to alleviate persistent community needs.

Years: Sustainable campus-community partnerships help build the community’s capacity to address injustice and meet its own needs. Increase in the pool of community members advocating a more just world.

Decades: Systems affecting, and social norms surrounding, social justice and injustice are improved.


How we engage: Loyola's community engagement policies and procedures reflect its Jesuit values and prioritize positive community impact.

What we value: Loyola’s strategic priorities embody the commitment to community engagement in its mission. 

Who we are: Loyola is a model Jesuit university, having earned distinction as an anchor institution "with and for" the community.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Key Performance Indicators, or KPIs, for the university's community engagement are based on the criteria for the 2015 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification.

In the spirit of transparency and data-driven decision-making, our university-level community engagement KPIs are available here: