Loyola University Chicago

Community Service & Action

Division of Student Development

One-Time Service

‌First-Year Students

Saturday of Service - August 22

Incoming Students: Join your classmates as we volunteer in the neighborhood during move-in weekend! See the neighborhood, meet new people, and make a difference from the start! This year we are excited to partner with organizations such as the Chicago Parks District, the Peterson Garden Project, the Hamdard Center for Health and Human Services, and so many more! We have an awesome Facebook album from Saturday of Service 2014, too!

Loyola Traditions

Hunger Week
Hunger Week is a decades-long tradition at Loyola. Take part in this fall semester tradition of raising funds and awareness in the global fight against hunger. Even better, join the Hunger Week planning team to bring this tradition to life!

Education and Advocacy

Ignatian Family Teach-In For Justice - November 7 to 9

Applications available in early fall

The annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice gathers members of the Ignatian Family (Jesuit schools, parishes, social ministries) in solidarity to learn, reflect, pray, network, and advocate in the context of social justice. Keynote and student speakers address issues such as:

  • Domestic poverty
  • Worker’s rights
  • Human rights and foreign policy in Latin America
  • Human rights and foreign policy in Africa
  • Humane immigration practices
  • Sustainable environmental practices

See this site for more details. Contact serve@luc.edu with questions.

AIDS Run/Walk

Students are invited to join TEAM CATHOLIC CHARITIES for the annual AIDS RUN/WALK Saturday, September 26! Catholic Charities provides excellent case management and supportive services, such as a food pantry, for those impacted by HIV/AIDS. Catholic Charities is a great Loyola partner, and we hope students join them!


To register with Team Catholic Charities, complete the following steps by Friday, September 18: