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 every entering student 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.”
The “1870” Award seeks to identify a first year student who has exemplified the Year One Goals of The Loyola Experience. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the achievement of these first-year goals:
- Develop the habits necessary to engage in challenging intellectual work.
- Participate in the class and in extracurricular activities
- Build relationships and develop support group with other students, mentors, staff, and faculty members.
- Formulate an integrated curricular and cocurricular plan.
- Develop knowledge and understanding of the mission and core values that form the Loyola identity.
1870 Award Criteria & Selection Process
- Consistent with First Year goals contained in “The Loyola Experience: The Four-Year Plan for Student Transformation.”
- Nominees must be a rising sophomore [someone who anticipates being enrolled as sophomore as of the start of Fall Semester 2015].
- Nominee must anticipate completing two semesters, or the equivalent, at Loyola University Chicago and anticipate completing a minimum of thirty credits at Loyola University Chicago by September 2015, and a maximum of no more than 60 credits as of that date.
- Nominee must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student.
- Nominee must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above, as listed in LOCUS.
- Nominee must be nominated by faculty, staff, students, administrators.
- Self-nominations are prohibited.
- Campaigning for nominations or votes is prohibited and will result in disqualification*.
- Only a single award will be presented each year.
- The following staff will vet nominee lists and make recommendations: Vice President for Student Development, Leadership Development & Second Year Experience, Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution, Behavioral Concerns Team, Student Activities & Greek Affairs, Residence Life, Campus Ministry, Office of First Year Experience, and First & Second Year Advising.
- Loyola undergraduate students vote on finalists.
- Click the following to read the Excellence Awards 2014 Committee's Principles of Ethics.
- *Note: Campaigning for votes will disqualify you or your organization as a candidate for the 2014-2015 1870 Award. Campaigning by the nominee or via proxy, includes but is not limited to: banners, flyers, social media posts, mass emails, and similar forms of publicity.
|Rubrics for the 1870 Award|
|1- Limited||2- Moderate||3- Extensive||4- Excellent|
|Participates in campus organizations
||Limited participation in campus organizations.||Participation in 1 campus organization with moderate involvement.||Participation in 1-2 campus organizations with in-depth involvement.||Participation in more than 2 campus organizations with in-depth involvement.|
|Builds community and develops support newtorks with other students, mentors, staff, and faculty.
||Limited demonstration of having developed community or support networks.||Demonstration of having developed 1-2 community or support networks.||Demonstration of having developed 1-2 in-depth commubity or support networks.||Demonstration of having developed more than 2 in-depth community or support networks.|
|Illustrates understanding of Loyola's mission and core values.
||Limited illustration of understanding Loyola's mission and core values||Illustration of understanding Loyola's mission and 1-2 core values.||Illustration of understanding Loyola's mission and 3-4 core values.||Illustration of understanding Loyola's mission and all 5 core values.|
|Demonstrates academic performance.
||2.5 - 2.89 GPA||2.9 - 3.29 GPA||3.3 - 3.69 GPA||3.7 - 4.0 GPA|
Questions? Please contact ExcellenceAwards@luc.edu or 312-915-6233.