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Excellence Awards

 

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"1870" Award

Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870. Since that time, it has developed into a vibrant, exciting, and world renowned university. Just as the University grew and developed, so does every student entering its doors. The University encourages entering students to make the most of their first year and has developed guidelines for doing that in "The Loyola Experience: The Four-Year Plan for Student Transformation."

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Damen Student Award

The Damen Award is named for Loyola University Chicago's founder, Arnold Damen, S.J. It seeks to honor undergraduate students who have committed themselves to Jesuit ideals by being a true source of inspiration and leadership to the Loyola community throughout the year. These students are people who have led other students in spirit, motivation and purpose.

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Damen Student Organization Award

The Damen Award is named for Loyola University Chicago's founder, Arnold Damen, S.J. It seeks to honor student organizations that, throughout the year, have been a true source of inspiration and leadership to the Loyola community by committing themselves to Jesuit ideals. These organizations have fostered and encouraged individuals to lead with spirit, motivation and purpose.

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Faculty/Staff Member of the Year Award

The Faculty/Staff Member of the Year Award, sponsored by the Student Government of Loyola Chicago (SGLC) and the Maroon & Gold Society, recognizes the extraordinary contributions and quality service of a faculty or staff member in his/her role in fulfilling the mission of Loyola University Chicago, particularly by improving the life of the Loyola student body. This award is the only award given solely by the Loyola student population to a faculty or staff member. It seeks to honor those individuals who have supported and guided students in their personal and leadership development during the past academic year.

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The Honor of Maroon and Gold Society Membership

Rev. Michael J. Garanzini, S.J. and the Loyola University Chicago Cabinet created The Maroon & Gold Society in 2011 to recognize and engage outstanding Seniors. Selected members will have demonstrated an Ignatian commitment to leadership, academic excellence and service to others.

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Unity of Heart and Mind Award

The “Unity of Heart & Mind" Award is given to a student who is committed to unifying the joys of the heart with the intellectual and academic pursuits of the mind.  In the spirit of transformative, holistic education, this award recognizes a student who has actively engaged in the reflective process of vocational discernment to explore how to use their gifts and passions to address the world's needs.  The winner of this award will have demonstrated intentional involvement with their academic home (by establishing mentoring relationships, or pursuing activities such as undergraduate research), and committed to their personal development through engaging on campus and/ or in the community. 

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Student Diversity Awards

Transformative Education Award Recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated a commitment to student development and has gone beyond their administrative role to address the needs and concerns of underrepresented students. This individual provides students with the opportunities to explore issues regarding diversity, identity development, multicultural education, social justice, and leadership initiatives. This ultimately enhances the retention, matriculation, and success of historically underrepresented students. Click here for criterion.
Lifelong Commitment to Justice Award Recognizes a professional staff member who has shown a strong commitment to student development and has gone beyond their administrative role to address the needs and concerns of underrepresented students. Click here for criterion.
Set the World on Fire Award Recognizes a Loyola alumnus who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the University through their appreciation, connection, and respect for all facets of diversity and active contributions to the betterment of the greater community as an agent of social change. Click here for criterion.
Emerging Leader Award Recognizes a first or second year undergraduate student who has motivated other members of the University to strive for excellence. This individual embraces diversity and servicing humanity through learning, justice and faith. Not only is this individual constantly working to better themselves, but they are also dedicated to the growth of their peers. Click here for criterion.
Social Justice in Action Award Recognizes a current LUC student who has demonstrated leadership in assisting the University in responding to its commitment to diversity. This student has worked to develop a university community that appreciates and respects all facets of diversity. This student’s leadership initiatives are in the forefront of exploring issues regarding diversity and they are actively working to expand their knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice, and faith. Click here for criterion.
Motivational Member Award Recognizes a member of a registered or sponsored student organization that consistently makes the effort to achieve the goals of their organization. This individual goes beyond the average expectations of an active member to promote unity and diversity. This individual is selfless in their efforts to assist underrepresented students with support and service. Click here for criterion.
Father Arrupe Award Recognizes a graduate assistant or research assistant that has made an outstanding contribution to their department, to students, and the LUC community. This individual has gone beyond their administrative role to promote diversity and unity. They have found an appropriate balance between their educational goals and the desires to help underrepresented students succeed. Click here for criterion.
Community & Solidarity Award Recognizes a registered or sponsored student organization that consistently makes the effort to achieve their organization's goals specifically as they relate to Loyola's diversity, community, and solidarity. Click here for criterion.

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