Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Student Organizations

Join other students on campus to explore new experiences to make your time at Loyola all the more impactful. Meeting your peers and engaging others promotes change on campus, locally and globally. Below you will find several student groups at Loyola that have an environmental focus.

ChainLinks: One of Loyola's social enterprises designed and operated by Loyola students, ChainLinks is a bike rental business launched by students in the Bike Club and supports the local bike culture. So save some time and grab a bike to get around town.

Growers Guild: Growers Guild promotes sustainability initiatives on campus by introducing the community to urban agriculture and permaculture techniques. By creating garden spaces and edible landscapes, students and community members are invited to partake in the maintenance of these plots and gain hands-on learning opportunities.

Renewable Energy at Loyola (REAL): REAL strives to maintain Loyola’s status on the leading edge of green technology implementation. Focusing mainly on wind turbine and solar cell technologies we aim to include individuals with a wide range of interests and studies including physics, computer science, engineering, environmental science, business, marketing, public relations, and anyone with an attraction to alternative energy.

Net Impact: Loyola Net Impact is an organization of graduate students that attend Loyola and represent a variety of business sectors. Members are committed to practicing and promoting the principles of social responsibility throughout the local community and beyond.

Student Environmental Alliance: The Student Environmental Alliance (SEA) is a campus organization dedicated to protecting and sustaining the natural environment. SEA accomplishes this through education and action. Through education and action, the students take this new awareness and translate it into tangible actions to stop environmental destruction and create solutions for a better future.

LUC Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization: Innovation through strategic structure and creative ingenuity. LUC Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization is part of the national Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization. Our goal as a club is to promote socially responsible business ventures among the school body and the Chicago community.

Unified Student Government Association: The Unified Student Government Association (USGA) is committed to voice the concerns of the student body, to act as an instrument for the cooperation of students, faculty and administration, to provide an open forum for dialogue and a voice for student opinions concerning the traditions, ideas, and affairs of the University. USGA strives to afford all undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in the management of their own affairs.

Vegetarian and Vegan Society: The Loyola Vegetarian and Vegan Society and USGA Dining Committee are partners with Loyola's Dining Services to help further promote a healthy diet, including a vegetarian and/or vegan diet.

Environmental Law Society: The Environmental Law Society is committed to improving student awareness and education in the field of environmental affairs from ethical, legal, scientific, economic, policy and sociological perspectives. The ELS seeks to promote the improvement of ecological integrity through regular meetings, speaker series, legislative monitoring, and other means that may arise.

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