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Wolf Pack Wednesday: Student Life and Ministry (Spring Start)

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! 

Get Involved. Express yourself. Have fun.

With more than 120 active student organizations at Loyola, it won’t be hard to find something that fits your interests. You can explore leadership development and engagement opportunities through student organizations, fraternity and sorority life, club sports, ministry programs, and more. To kick off your first semester, join us for the Spring Admit Social on Thursday, January 19 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in Satchmo's Lounge in the lower level of the Danna Student Center. It will be a great time to meet other new students! 

✨ Keep scrolling to learn about some of the ways to get involved! ✨


We are excited to introduce you to our student engagement platform, HowlConnect, where you can find meaningful campus opportunities, and easily manage your involvement in events and student organizations. You sign in to HowlConnect through your Single Sign On (SSO) portal and create an account to track your co-curriculars and check into events. If you are having trouble logging in, please reach out to the IT Help Desk at 504-865-2255 or at


Corq is the mobile app for HowlConnect. Corq helps students discover co-curricular opportunities happening on campus, virtually, and at other local universities. View active student organizations and access your Event Pass so you can easily check into events. You can also use the Perks filter to view events that offer class credit or have free food and/or swag. Download Corq for free from your app store and stay updated with everything going on at Loyola! 

Meet Your Student Government Association

Ranked #8 in the country by The Princeton Review, Loyola’s Student Government Association (SGA) is deeply involved in matters affecting our campus community. From racial equity issues to sustainability measures to community service, your SGA is here for you on the topics that matter. Loyola’s SGA promises to: 

  • Promote student welfare
  • Establish an effective and representative student leadership body
  • Exchange transparent ideas between students and the administration
  • Advocate for student interest and needs
  • Encourage students to be educated on important issues that impact our university
  • Assume our position in SGA with the fullest power and responsibility to lead a trustworthy self-government

The SGA also plays a big role in campus fun, hosting signature events through the University Programming Board (UPB) like Wolf Pack Wednesday, Third Fridays, Crawfish in the Quad, and so much more! UPB is a student-led programming board that is dedicated to the coordination and implementation of campus-wide events that are educational, social, and entertaining. 

Connect with the SGA:

Lead the Pack 

At Loyola, we believe everyone has the potential to be a leader. Through leadership programs you will have the opportunity to live, learn, and breathe leadership! We believe that leadership and social justice are inseparably tied and our Ignatian values call us to work for the betterment of society as a whole. Whether you choose to attend a workshop, become an executive member of a student organization, or participate in one of our leadership programs, Loyola offers the chance to turn your leadership into action. 

Stay Active

Campus recreation programs allow you to live an active lifestyle and improve your personal wellness. There are a wide range of sports and fitness programs for students—competitive and non-competitive, organized and informal, group and individual, virtual and in-person. 

  • Intramurals are organized recreational activities that allow you to get involved in a variety of team and individual sports, regardless of your skill level or experience. 
  • Club sports are self-organized and self-run university chartered student organizations designed to serve individual interests in different sports and recreational activities. 
  • You can also get your sweat or swim on at the University Sports Complex. Download the app MemberMe+ from the Apple Store or Google Play to stay up to date with the USC schedule.

For more information about registration deadlines and start dates, create an account on IMLeagues and explore events on HowlConnect

Geaux Greek

Loyola hosts 14 Greek organizations with rich traditions of brother and sisterhood, philanthropy, service, and academia. Learn more about how to join Sorority and Fraternity life at Loyola and don’t miss recruitment events coming up! 

Make a Difference

There are many ways to make a difference, both within and outside the Loyola community. One way to do so is by joining the Loyola University Community Action Program (LUCAP), which is a social justice and service-oriented organization that is completely led by students. LUCAP students get involved through service projects in areas such as rebuilding, hunger and homelessness, tutoring and mentoring, and environmentalism. Explore LUCAP on HowlConnect to see current projects and email to get involved. 

In addition to volunteering with LUCAP, there are many other opportunities to give back to the Greater New Orleans area. Check out the Student Life and Ministry’s community service page for a list of local nonprofit organizations in the area.

Stay Nourished

Food insecurity among college students is becoming a national social justice issue on college campuses. To ensure that our community has equal access to the food that they need to be healthy and productive, Iggy’s Cupboard provides students access to non-perishable food, hygiene items, and other essential items completely free of charge.

Worship in Your Own Way  

Loyola Student Ministry Programs are here to help you find what centers you, feeds your soul, and fuels your passion. Spirituality can come to us in many different forms—from a reflective moment in nature to weekly worship services. Here are some ways to deepen your spirituality at Loyola.

  • Our Interfaith Ministries support students of diverse faith backgrounds, and our Interfaith Prayer Room located in the lower level of Danna Student Center provides a meditative place to pray throughout the day.
  • Catholic Masses and other devotions are celebrated weekly and streamed live on YouTube. Visit our website to also learn more about involvement opportunities with Mass. 
  • We offer several retreat opportunities to help students explore their spirituality, build community, and reflect on who they are and who they want to be. 
  • Sacramental Preparation enables the Loyola community to prepare for or receive the Sacraments of the Church and for all to enrich their individual faith lives, incorporating our Jesuit values and Ignatian Spirituality. 
  • Our Prayer Resources offer virtual and off-campus opportunities to deepen your spirituality, find a house of worship, or connect to the Jesuit community. 

Visit This Week in Ministry for a full listing of the current events and programs available, and follow @loynoministry on Instagram to stay connected to the ministry community through interactive reflections and events.

Talk with a Resident Minister

Resident Ministers and Jesuits-in-Residence are available for spiritual conversation and pastoral counseling by appointment. You can also meet and chat with them at their weekly "Sweet-n-Greets" in Biever, Buddig, and Francis Family halls. Learn more about spiritual companioning and counseling available to all students at Loyola. 

Connect with Student Life & Ministry 

We look forward to helping you get involved on campus. Visit our office on the Lower Level of the Danna Student Center or connect with us online! 

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