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Mission & Identity Initiatives

At Loyola University New Orleans, we are committed to our mission and identity as a Jesuit and Catholic institution.

In fact, we have a whole office dedicated to it. The Office of Mission & Identity organizes ongoing initiatives to bring together the Loyola community around our shared values. 

Upcoming Events

  • November 6-12: Loyola Week
  • November 12, 10AM-3PM: Spiritual Companionship Workshop
  • December 1: Deadline to apply for the Ignatian Syllabus Challenge for full-time faculty to discuss representative works from the Jesuit, Catholic intellectual, social, spiritual, and artistic tradition in order significantly to enhance a syllabus in terms of that tradition. 
  • Lent 2023: Beginning the Spiritual Exercises Retreat in Lent. Take advantage of an opportunity to go retreat in everyday life. More details to come. 
  • March 21, 12:30: BikeEasy Lunch and Learn Workshop for faculty, staff, and students. Catholic and Jesuit commitments emphasize the goodness of the body and of creation. Cycling supports both! Lunch will be provided. Register here.
  • April 2023: BikeEasy April Challenge. Join the Loyola BikeEasy April Challenge, and help us rack up miles.From the BikeEasy website: "What is the Challenge? We’re challenging everyone who works or lives in Southeast Louisiana to ride a bicycle as much as they can throughout the month of April. Meet our Challenge, and challenge your friends, family, and co-workers to do the same!" 

Mission Priority Examen 

Loyola participated in the Mission Priority Examen during the 2019 – 2022 academic year. The Examen invited the Loyola community to engage in institutional reflection on the mission and to commit to a set of priorities for faithfully and creatively promoting our Catholic, Jesuit identity and values in the years to come. The Office of Mission & Identity oversees the ongoing facilitation of the priorities set forth through the Examen process. 

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