Loyola University Chicago

Campus Ministry

Division of Student Development

Leadership

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 Campus Ministry Team if you need assistance in discerning how God might be calling you to live your faith more deeply.

Fill out an Interfaith Advocates Application to be a leader (log in to LUCentral is required)!


Interfaith Advocates are a team of students who work with our various faith traditions and denominations on campus. Through large programs, retreats, and small group dialogues, they create a safe space for students to explore and explain their faith (and non-faith) experiences. All are welcome to participate and apply! Opportunities to help with year-long projects and month-long commitments for large programs are available. For more information about Interfaith Advocates, please contact Tina Cisarik, Graduate Assistant, at 773.508.2200 or via email.

Fill out a CLC Small Group Leader Application to become a CLC Leader (log in to LUCentral is required)!

CLC Small Group Leaders are responsible to lead a Christian Life Community of 8-10 new students throughout the 2016-2017 school year. They lead their peers by creating an atmosphere where students can explore their faith, discover a sense of purpose, build community, and do service together.

If you are interested in deepening your own faith and learning how to better serve your peers, consider applying today! Applicants should have participated in a CLC (or similar faith-sharing group) for at least one year. For more information, please contact Olver Goodrich, Campus Minister of Faith Formation, at 773.508.2205 or via email.

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 via email or call at 312.915.6467.

Visit our Labre page to learn more about what we do!

The Alternative Break Immersion program provides participants local, national, and international opportunities to expands learning beyond the classroom in the context of direct service and action. Each ABI involves a combination of service and cultural immersion in a host community along with awareness raising around issues of social concern in those communities. Each ABI has both a student leader (undergraduate students who have participated in ABIs before) and a staff leader (a staff, faculty, or graduate student at Loyola).

Click here to read more about what a student or a staff leader does on ABIs.

Please contact Susan Haarman for more information.

Madonna della Strada Chapel provides ample amount of opportunities to serve in the Church. Such involvements include singing in the choir, being an altar server, being a greeter for those who enter the Chapel, etc. Click here to read more on what Liturgical Ministries you might be interested in.

Please contact Stevent Betancourt for more information.