"The real measure of Jesuit Universities lies in who our students become"
In carrying out Loyola's mission, Campus Ministry seeks to promote the development of the whole person with an emphasis on leadership for the church and society. Campus Ministry is looking for students who will come forward to lead and inspire fellow students on this journey of faith doing justice.
According to Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, SJ, the 29th Superior General of the Society of Jesus, the heart of the Jesuit educational tradition is to form students to be “leaders-in-service.” That has been the goal of Jesuit education since the sixteenth century. It remains so today. We believe that this—a “leader in service”—is who you are and who you are becoming. We invite you to take another step forward along that road.
Please reflect upon the following list of opportunities to be “leaders-in-service.” Feel free to approach any member of the ministry team if you need assistance in discerning how God might be calling you to live your faith more deeply.
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Loyola Companions are peer ministers whose mission is to build community on our campus through leadership in faith and service in a variety of opportunities: welcoming new students, offering hospitality, leading weekly community service, immersion trips, retreats, supporting Ministry programs, reflecting and praying together, and having fun while making new friends. Loyola Student Companions commit 4-5 hours per week to their ministry.
First Year Companion
Welcome and accompany First-Year students through their initial year at Loyola by creating opportunities for retreats, prayer, hospitality and service as a First-Year Companion doing outreach in the residence halls. Faith. Community. Friendship. For more information about future First-Year Companion opportunities, please contact April Gutierrez, the Campus Minister for First Year Experience, at 773. 508. 3780 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Leadership Opportunities
Interfaith Advocates are a team of students who work with our various faith denominations on campus. Through large programs, retreats, and small group dialogues, they create safe space for students to explore and explain their faith (and non-faith) experiences. All are welcome to participant and apply! Opportunities to help with year long projects and month-long commitments for large programs are available. Please contact Brian Anderson, email@example.com, if you have questions about this area of Campus Ministry.
Leadership on the Labre team involves a deep commitment to issues of homelessness and the dignity of the human person. The mission of Labre is the formation of relationships with the homeless focusing on solidarity, rather than charity; placing emphasis on the relationships rather than on the act of providing food. A Labre companion should be interested in the ministry of hospitality and have significant experience participating in the weekly Labre service. Leaders are expected to serve 4-5 hours a week (including the direct service at the WTC and leader training meetings). While leaders are not required to live at the WTC, it is preferred. Contact Nicole Chmela at 312.915.6467 for more information.