Loyola University Chicago

Residence Life

Leadership LC


"I feel being in a learning community helped me adjust to the social aspect of college much quicker than if I had not been in a community. By the end of the first few days I already felt I had connected to people and found some good friends, which is something I was initially nervous about." —Tom, Leadership LC

The Leadership Learning Community is home to a diverse group of students who share a passion for exploring their leadership styles and the concept of leadership as an act of helping others. As a member of the community, your will explore leadership as a process, rather than a position, that promotes the values of social justice, self-knowledge, personal empowerment, collaboration, citizenship, and service. You will be encouraged to build your own leadership skills, discover your passions, and apply self-knowledge to better your community and the world.
Activities and Programs 
Explore Explore concepts like servant leadership, leadership styles, and identity. Expore Chicago through community outings.
Enhance Give back to the community through service to others.
Engage Engage in deeper learning through leadership conferences and programs on campus.
Required Courses Fall 2016 (UNIV101 + PHIL130/SOCL101)
First Year Seminar - Section 17 - Class 2730
Monday 2:45PM-3:35PM
First Year Seminar - Section 24 - Class 4821
Monday 5:00PM-5:50PM
First Year Seminar - Section 82 - Class 2792
Thursday 1:00PM-1:50PM
First Year Seminar - Section 103 - Class 3376
Friday 12:30PM-1:20PM
(Mr. Joseph Drake or Ms. Elizabeth Reynders)
PHIL130 Philosophy and Persons - Section 24 - Class 3870
T/TH 2:30PM-3:45PM (Dr. Thomas Derdak)
SOCL101 Society in a Global Age - Section 10 - Class 3728
MWF 1:40PM-2:30PM (Dr. Elfriede Wedam)

Course Descriptions

PHIL130 is an introduction to the ideas and values that have shaped our world, and specifically how these ideas and values influence our everyday lives. The class will investigate, among other things, the relation between leadership and values, and the importance of understanding human nature within a political context. The instructor is a founder of the non-profit organization Global Alliance for Africa. Core Philosophical Knowledge Tier I
SOCL101 provides students with basic empirical and theoretical tools for analyzing the social world, as well as an introduction to the issues of globalization. Since understanding the social world is fundamental to the ability to change it, student will become better prepared to be leaders both now and in the future. The 'out of class' experiences will include opportunities for students to develop leadership skills. Core Social and Cultural Knowledge Tier I