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Wolf Pack Wednesday: Student Life and Ministry (Fall 2023)

Subject line: Do Whatcha Wanna

Sent: September 6, 2023

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 friendship, philanthropy, service, and academia. Membership is open to all full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Learn more about how to join Sorority and Fraternity life at Loyola. To see upcoming events to learn about our chapters, visit HowlConnect. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @loynogreeklife. If you have any questions or concerns about the intake or recruitment processes, please contact gogreek@loyno.edu.

Enhance Your Commute 

Our commuter students have many ways to stay active on campus! Spaces and places like Satchmo’s and The SGA Hub 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 

Ignatian Life Communities are weekly student-led small groups who discuss life and faith. ILCs are a way to take time out of your week to reflect, relax, and remind yourself of who you are and where you're headed. Based in Ignatian spirituality, ILCs are open to anyone looking for a great community to help you find God in all things. Don't know what you believe? No problem! As long as you want to explore how you find meaning in your life, an ILC is for you! Register online to join an ILC by September 10. Curious and want to meet some of the group facilitators? Join us for cookies and a taste of what an ILC feels like on August 26 or September 6 from 5–6 p.m. in the Audubon Room, located on the second floor of the Danna Center. 

Reminder: First Year Retreat Next Week

Looking for a great group of other first year students? Join Student Life & Ministry for the First Year Retreat on Saturday, September 9! This day-long retreat is a chance to get off campus at Maggie's House in New Orleans. Meet other first-year students who are looking for meaningful connections, hear talks from upper class students, look more deeply into how our Jesuit values relate to your life, and have a whole lot of fun! Register to attend by Thursday, September 7. Open to all first-year students! Email Hunter Darrouzet hrdarrou@loyno.edu with any questions. 

Connect to Your Faith Community 

At Loyola, we welcome students from all faith backgrounds! If you would like to connect with a community of students who share your faith, please fill out this form. You will be contacted by the leader of the faith community of your choosing (choose however many communities you want). Thank you for offering the gift of your religious affiliation to the Loyola community! Please reach out to Associate Director of Ministry Ken Weber at kweber@loyno.edu with any questions about getting connected spiritually. 

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 getinvolved@loyno.edu.  

New Student Resource Guide 

Each year, Student Life and Ministry publishes a New Student Resource Guide packed with information to help you get settled at Loyola. You’ll find location and contact info for offices and departments on campus, instructions for using technology at Loyola, and a rundown of essential info for academics, student life, and safety on campus.

Wolf Deck Mobile App 

HOWL! The Wolf Deck app provides a personalized student dashboard so you can access important campus information on your phone, including: class schedules/grades, LORA Self-Service, HowlConnect, the IT Help Desk, and more. You’ll need to log into the app using your Microsoft login credentials. Visit our website for instructions to download the app! 

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