Student Leadership Development

Student Leadership Development

We believe everyone has the potential to engage in the leadership process and that each individual has unique talents, ideas, and gifts to contribute. We understand leadership to be a values-based, inclusive process in which people work collaboratively to accomplish common goals promoting positive social change.

Major Programs

Emerging Leaders Program: ELP is a cohort-based leadership development program for students who are newer to leadership and involvement at Loyola. Meeting every other week for most of the fall, a community of students engage in experiential learning activities and conversations about the foundations of leadership, positive social change, and involvement at Loyola.

Student Leadership Institute: SLI is a day-long conference that fosters networking and leadership development for all students. Breakfast and lunch are provided, and a variety of conference sessions are facilitated. The SLI takes place in October.

Connections for Extraordinary Lives: Dinner dialogues connect students with staff, alumni, and employers to build networks and help students prepare to live extraordinary lives during and after their time at Loyola University Chicago.

The People’s Institute: TPI aims to empower students to explore the interconnection between leadership and social justice. TPI is designed to raise awareness, examine privilege and responsibility, and teach skills to create positive social change.

Leadership Studies Minor: SLD staff members encourage students to consider enrolling in the Undergraduate Minor in Leadership Studies. This minor complements any academic major and is comprised of 4 required courses and 2 electives that focus on leadership and social justice.

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Student Leadership Development | Damen Student Center Suite 127 | p: 773.508.2176

http://www.luc.edu/leadership |e: leadership@luc.edu | FB: LUC Student Leadership

6511 North Sheridan, Suite 127