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Education for the
whole student

Community Engagement

Faculty Engagement and Commitment

Community engagement is one of the most important ways Loyola pursues its Jesuit mission to form men and women with and for others and benefit the larger community.


Loyola's approach to community engagement is highly invitational. The university encourages faculty, staff, and students to incorporate community engagement into all aspects of their work through the avenues they believe can generate the greatest impact.

Community engagement is an overarching commitment that can inform and enrich all three categories of faculty activity: service, research, and teaching. Faculty members who embody the ideal of community engagement integrate it into their teaching and their research/scholarly/creative activities as well as those activities traditionally categorized as "service."

Our guidebook is a helpful resource for more information regarding community engagement in the tenure and promotion process.

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Community Action Program (LUCAP)

LUCAP is a volunteer service and advocacy organization open to all students. You'll work with local organizations to make a direct impact in our communities.

Ignacio Volunteer Program

An immersion program rooted in finding God in all things. It provides opportunities for a student to live a reflective life of action for service, justice, and peace.

Emerging Leaders Program

We believe all people have leadership potential. Engage in workshops to explore your values, strengths, and passions in order to fully realize and understand your leadership skills.

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Themed Living Communities

Live in a community that's intentionally designed around a common purpose to form a deeper understanding of your values, discover your passions, and become more invested in the campus community.

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Service Learning

Integrate service or community engagement experiences into for-credit academic courses to deepen your understanding of class concepts, learn about social justice, and examine class topics in the real world.

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Quick Resources

Our initiatives cover a wide variety of forms including centers, engagement, scholarships, research, and more. Learn more about community engagement at Loyola and how you can get involved.

Our Programs

Explore the range of campus community initiatives and how you can get involved in a specific area of interest.

Our Impact

Understand the impact of service learning on our campus community and the New Orleans community at large.

Our Scholarship

Participate in community engaged research that emphasizes partnership with community members, organizational representative, and researchers.

Our Partners

Community engagement initiatives cover a wide variety of organizations, from centers and institutes to student clubs.

Search Directory

Loyola's community engagement focuses on many different populations, regions and topics.