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Wellness, Health, and Student Services

At Loyola, higher education is as much physical, emotional, social, and spiritual as it is intellectual.

Your mental, physical, and spiritual well-being are crucial to your health and your success while you're in college鈥攁nd far beyond.

The Loyola experience is designed to provide, support, and inspire all aspects of our students鈥 well-being and success鈥攆rom departments to programs to physical spaces on campus that foster development and growth: mind, body, and spirit.

 

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Health and Wellness

Campus Ministry

Wherever you are in your faith journey, Campus Ministry will help you explore who you are, strengthen your relationship with God, and grow into who you are becoming. Campus Ministry offers daily and weekly opportunities for Catholic and Ecumenical worship and music ministries, as well as numerous programs that foster discernment, social justice, community engagement, and connection.

Club and Intramural Sports

Club and intramural sports are two of the largest activities on campus. For those with a competitive streak who aren鈥檛 quite ready to commit to the intense demands of a D-1 team, club sports are right up your alley. We have 26 club sports teams including swimming, ice hockey, sailing, rugby, lacrosse, baseball, and softball, to name just a few. All are run by students and compete at the local, regional, and national levels. Intramural sports are a great option for students looking for some friendly competition鈥攚hether you鈥檙e a seasoned soccer player looking to stay in shape or a softball first-timer. Loyola offers 12+ intramural individual and team sports.

Counseling Center

Loyola鈥檚 Counseling Center offers students the opportunity to explore life transitions, to talk through issues, and to discover their own identities. From its dedicated relaxation room to programs for maintaining healthy sleep habits and managing stress during exams, the Counseling Center鈥檚 many services and resources may surprise you.

Fitness & Aquatic Center (FAC)

The Fitness & Aquatic Center (better known as the FAC) is so much more than a gym: here you鈥檒l find state-of-the-art facilities to run, jump, lift, cycle, stretch, sweat, and play, so you can move your body, relieve stress, stay active, and attain your fitness goals. Meet like-minded people who also value physical wellness as part of their daily routine. Beyond the popular 6,000-sq. foot fitness center, discover Loyola鈥檚 group fitness and yoga classes, personal training, rock climbing wall, 14-lane swimming pool, hot tub and dry sauna, indoor track, and more.

Heart of Zen Meditation Group

The Heart of Zen Meditation Group, led by Bret Davis, Ph.D., professor of philosophy who studied and practiced Zen in Japan for 13 years, meets twice a week. All are welcome to join for guided meditation and discussion that quiets the minds and deepens focus and connection.

Interfaith

Loyola is a Catholic, Jesuit university that welcomes and celebrates individuals of all faith traditions, spiritual practices, and beliefs. We are committed to providing supportive guidance, building community, and creating inclusive spaces for meaning making, exploration, and spiritual development. Through interfaith prayer, events, and programs throughout the year, members of our community from diverse faith identities and backgrounds have the opportunity to come together to celebrate, learn from one another, and develop relationships for hope, renewal, and interfaith cooperation.

Office of Student Support and Wellness Promotion

Loyola鈥檚 Office of Student Support and Wellness Promotion offers support for students who face personal and substance use-related challenges by providing opportunities for spiritual, emotional, physical, educational, professional, and social growth, and by helping students leverage available resources and stay focused on their success by initiating and sustaining collaborative relationships with our community partners.

Outdoor Adventure Experience (OAE)

There鈥檚 nothing like the great outdoors鈥攐r spending time off campus enjoying them. That鈥檚 why Outdoor Adventure Experience (OAE) offers day and overnight trips year-round to go backpacking, hiking, kayaking, and more to area trails and parks. (Students can also apply, train for, and then organize and lead outdoor expeditions, providing a meaningful leadership opportunity for those who want to take their experience further.) 

Retreats

The Campus Ministry Retreat Program encourages students from all backgrounds, faith traditions, and spiritualities to take time for reflection, discernment, conversation, community, rest, and delicious home-cooked food during a retreat. This is a way unlike any other to meet people and make connections with members of our community. The best part? No prior experience is necessary. 

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center is Loyola鈥檚 on-campus medical resource, designed to complement the care you receive from your primary doctor at home. Because you can鈥檛 live well if you don鈥檛 feel well, the Health Center provides high-quality outpatient care in a convenient and confidential setting.

Title IX

91快活林 is committed to providing an environment free from sex-based discrimination and harassment.

With the help and guidance of Loyola's Title IX team, our campus community is committed to education, training, and services that encourage healthy, safe, and respectful relationships. At Loyola, we go beyond compliance with federal laws around gender-based violence, and we aspire to provide an environment that is rooted in our Jesuit traditions of justice and respect for others. 

Women鈥檚 Center

Loyola鈥檚 Women鈥檚 Center is dedicated to empowering women and men by educating members of our community on issues of gender and promoting equality, equity, and support. The center sponsors programs and lectures throughout the year, from movie and paint nights to self-defense classes and relaxing massages during midterms.

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Academic Resources

Academic Advising and Support Services

Academic Advising and Support Services help you maneuver each academic process with ease: from initial registration to declaring your major to graduation clearance鈥攁nd everything in between, providing guidance for part-time and transfer students and for students with learning differences who require accommodations. Loyola also offers tutoring, writing, and study support, as well as an Academic Mentor Program.

Disability and Accessibility Services

Disability and Accessibility Services work with students to provide the necessary support and modifications for students with learning differences, so that every student can participate in all Loyola programs and activities.

Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies focuses on helping students make the most out of their years at Loyola鈥攚hether that means helping you through a difficult circumstance that is affecting your academics or preparing to take the next exciting step in the journey of discovery and achievement that can distinguish your academic experience.

Loyola/Notre Dame Library

a great place to study and research鈥攁lone or with a group. The library houses more than 425,000 volumes and more than 16,000 media items. It has four floors and features an auditorium, cybercafe, multi-functional gallery, group study areas, seminar rooms, and a digital media lab.

Loyola Bookstore

The has everything you鈥檒l need for college life鈥攆rom textbooks and supplies to Greyhound gear, greeting cards, even toothpaste and other personal items.

Messina

Messina is Loyola's first-year living learning experience designed to help students adjust quickly to college-level work and forge a clear path to success at Loyola and beyond through two linked courses (one in the fall, one in the spring), mentorship, community building with faculty and fellow students, and academic enrichment, both on and off campus. The Messina office is located on the first floor of Maryland Hall.

National Fellowships Office

The National Fellowships Office assists Loyola undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni in finding and applying for competitive fellowships, scholarships, summer programs, and awards funded by the federal government or major foundations. These awards are available in a variety of fields, including international and foreign language opportunities, public service and social justice, STEM research, and graduate studies fellowships. 

Technology Services

Loyola's Office of Technology Services supports and assists students and the greater Loyola community with academic and administrative technology needs. They offer a wide range of direct support services and training resources.

The Study

Located on the top floor of Jenkins Hall, the Study provides expansive programs of academic support, including Peer Tutoring. It also offers an alternative to the library or a residence hall room for students who need a quiet atmosphere for coursework or to write a paper.

The Writing Center

The Loyola Writing Center offers peer tutoring for writers at any level, in any subject, at any point in the writing process. Our high-trained tutors can assist with class-based assignments, application essays, or personal writing. 

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Career Services

The Rizzo Career Center

Loyola's Rizzo Career Center serves all students and alumni in discovering fulfilling career paths, preparing to present their best selves to the world, and maximizing available resources to achieve their goal鈥攊ncluding on-campus career fairs, r茅sum茅 development and interview preparation, networking opportunities, and career discernment.

Handshake

Loyola is a member of Handshake, a platform that employers use to recruit students for internships and professional positions. The best in-class system is just one way Loyola supports students in defining their career paths and achieving their goals.

Loyola Connect

Loyola Connect is our online hub for students, alumni, parents, and friends of the university to meet and have conversations about careers, industry-specific r茅sum茅 tips, job shadowing, and much more. You can find a mentor in your field, get advice from a recent graduate, find a summer internship near your hometown, ask for r茅sum茅 tips for your specific industry, and connect with upperclassmen in your major and hear their suggestions for elective courses.

 

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Student Life Resources

ALANA (African, Latinx, Asian, and Native American) Services

ALANA (African, Latinx, Asian, and Native American) Services provides support, services, and programs that encourage the success of students of color at 91快活林. Through intentional programming and a broad spectrum of services, we foster their academic, personal, spiritual, and leadership development. ALANA sponsors a variety of programs throughout the year aimed at enriching and educating members of Loyola's campus community about issues related to diversity and cultural awareness.

Center for Community, Service, and Justice (CCSJ)

Engaging with our community and serving those in need promotes personal growth and well-being, develops compassion and empathy, and provides a sense of greater purpose. Loyola鈥檚 Center for Community, Service, and Justice (CCSJ) CCSJ provides opportunities for you to learn more about the community鈥攁nd about yourself鈥攚hile working for a more just and equitable world.

Dining Services

91快活林's award-winning Dining Services feeds and fuels Greyhounds at 10 on-campus dining locations specializing in fresh, made-to-order meals, local and seasonal ingredients, and customized meal programs and catering to meet the dietary needs of all students and clients.

Office of International Student Services (OISS)

The Office of International Student Services (OISS) at Loyola strives to promote and enrich the academic and cultural experience of the international community and acts as a liaison to the University for international students. OISS welcomes and supports international students through orientation, advising on immigration, academic and personal issues, providing updates on regulations, offering workshops, connecting students via the Global Greyhound team, planning local trips, and assisting with employment opportunities like CPT and OPT.

Office of Residence Life & Housing

The Office of Residence Life & Housing oversees three main aspects of life at Loyola: the residence halls, programming and community building, and the student conduct process. Our goal is for students to feel at home at Loyola. We work to create and provide quality programs in the residence halls, to foster safety and security, and to promote the standards of the Loyola community.

Office of Student Engagement

Getting involved on campus is one of the easiest ways to meet people, participate in something you love, or discover a new talent or passion. It鈥檚 also a great way to extend what you鈥檙e learning in your classes to extra-curricular activities. And just in case you don鈥檛 know where to start, Loyola's Office of Student Engagement can point you in the right direction. We're confident you鈥檒l find something that interests you through our activities and programs鈥攐r through Loyola鈥檚 200+ student clubs and organizations. Most likely both. Also take advantage of the many diverse opportunities students have to become leaders during their time here鈥攁nd ultimately beyond. Deepening your understanding of the principles of a Jesuit education and of the facets of leadership, the offers intentional opportunities for students to develop as leaders and to take on roles within our campus community that impact others鈥 college experiences and their own.