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Loyola University Chicago

Student Leadership Development

Student Life & Engagement

Our Mission & Philosophy



In collaboration with other departments, divisions, and community partners, SLD seeks to provide high quality leadership development experiences through programs such as institutes, cohort-based programs, workshops, and conferences, as well as by serving as a resource. SLD seeks to:


SLD is guided by a philosophy that is values-based and experiential. We understand leadership to be an ethical, inclusive, and collaborative process in which people work together for positive change. At Loyola University Chicago, we believe that people engaged in leadership:

Student Leadership Development is a part of the newly named area of Student Life & Engagement (SLE). SLE invites you to Immerse Yourself and Emerge Extraordinary! Visit luc.edu/sle to learn more about the involvement opportunities and resources offered by each department within Student Life & Engagement.

Division of Student Development's Diversity Statement

We encourage applications from all individuals who have demonstrated commitment to diversity and pluralism. Student Development at Loyola University Chicago both celebrates and promotes a safe and healthy community life for people of all races, religions, national origins, socio-economic classes, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, physical and learning abilities, and ages by modeling behavior and articulating expectations that we live and work together in one community, bound together by our commitment to learning and respect for one another. Excellence and diversity at Loyola are inextricably tied. We have a deep understanding of and commitment to the fact that, to be an excellent division and an excellent university, we must be diverse in all aspects of our work.

Jane Neufeld, Vice President for Student Development