Mission and Vision
Our Commitment to Your Second Year
The Second Year Experience (SYE) program provides second year undergraduate students with opportunities to make commitments, both internally to values, identities, and vocation, and externally to majors, careers paths, and community. We work with students as they develop a better understanding of themselves, their directions, and how their stories contribute to the Loyola University Chicago Experience. In collaboration with campus partners, Second Year Experience provides programs, services, and opportunities to assist students in their discernment processes, moving through exploration toward making commitments.
In order to meet the needs of second year students and encourage them to deepen their own commitments, Second Year Experience will provide a holistic offering of programs while also collaborating with other offices to promote existing programs.
Connection to the University Mission
The Office of Second Year Experience finds inspiration in the University Mission by providing opportunities for second year students to engage fully in the expansion of knowledge while beginning to make commitments to the service of humanity. This happens through the integration of knowledge gained in the students’ academic experiences with their co-curricular experiences in Chicago and at the University.