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Wolf Pack Wednesday: Student Life and Ministry

Subject line: Do Whatcha Wanna

Sent: September 7, 2022

College isn’t only about academic growth—it’s also a time to form connections, pursue your interests, and try new things. The Department of Student Life & Ministry (SLM) offers endless ways for you to get involved and do whatcha wanna outside the classroom! 

You can explore leadership development and engagement opportunities through student organizations, fraternity and sorority life, new student programs, university traditions, and more. We are here to help you make the most of your Loyola experience. Visit our office on the Lower Level of the Danna Student Center or connect with us online! 

Find Your Fit

One of the best ways to enrich your collegiate years is to join clubs and organizations that fit your interests. With more than 100 student organizations on Loyola’s campus, you’ll find plenty of ways to get involved. Browse HowlConnect or download the CORQ app to explore organizations and events. 

Geaux Greek

Loyola hosts 14 Greek organizations with rich traditions of brotherhood and sisterhood, philanthropy, service, and academia. Learn more about how to join Sorority and Fraternity life at Loyola. For future events for you to learn about our chapters, visit HowlConnect. Don’t forget to follow us on instagram: @loynogreeklife! 

Enhance Your Commute 

Our commuter students have many ways to stay active on campus! Spaces and places like Satchmo’s and The Hub/SGA provide a space for recreation, student performances, gaming, and just taking a break. Commuter Assistants act as guides for commuter students to navigate campus life successfully, while the Commuter Student Association coordinates events like a weekly trivia night. 

Find Your Spiritual Center 

Christian Life Communities are our Ignatian-based life and faith sharing groups that meet weekly and help students find God in all things (in whatever way they understand God to be). In addition to general CLCs, you can also join special interest CLC groups, like student athletes, Spanish speakers, LGBTQ+, and a secular spiritual exploration group. Most students say CLCs become like a family on campus, and are a place to recharge and reflect during the busy week. Learn more at the CLC Meet & Greet, September 8, at 7 p.m. in the Freret Room. The deadline to register to join a CLC is September 9!  

The Mass of the Holy Spirit, the spiritual beginning of the new academic year, will be celebrated on Thursday, September 8 at 11:30 a.m. in Holy Name of Jesus Church. All 11 a.m. classes are canceled so that the entire university can attend. All are encouraged to come together to give thanks and to pray for the coming year.

First Year Retreat is a chance to make meaningful connections with other first year students and reflect on how our Jesuit values relate to you as you begin life at Loyola. Based in Ignatian spirituality, this retreat is open to students from all faith and non-faith backgrounds. The retreat will be September 17 at Camp Abbey in Covington, LA. Register by September 8! The fee is $20 and includes all meals and transportation. 

We Want to Hear from You

Tell us about your experience at Wolf Pack Welcome by completing our survey. We will utilize this information to enhance future Wolf Pack Welcomes! Students who complete the survey will be placed in a raffle to win up to $50 in Wolf Bucks! The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Questions? Contact  

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