Leadership at Loyola

Looking for a chance to learn about or develop your leadership skills? You’ve found the right place to do it. Co-Curricular Programs is home to multiple leadership programs and initiatives tailored for Loyola students. These programs, through the Ignatius Loyola Institute for Values Education (iLIVE), can help you discover your own personal leadership style, develop your strengths and talents, and apply your unique skills! Get to know other student leaders on campus and create your legacy of leadership at Loyola.

Emerging Leaders I & II

The Emerging Leaders Program is designed to identify, support, and develop new leadership at Loyola University New Orleans. Students in the program participate in an eight-week leadership education series that includes topics such as teambuilding, discovering your leadership style, values-driven leadership, problem solving, and how to be an inclusive leader. For more detailed information and registration, please visit the Emerging Leaders Program website here


StrengthsQuest is a development program that provides you with the skills to discover, develop and apply your unique individual talents throughout your Loyola experience. The StrengthsQuest Program was created by the Gallup Organization and is grounded in positive psychology. StrengthsQuest is used by universities nationwide and has become a common language for over 700,000 participants. 

To find more information about the 2012-2013 programs, or how to get involved with StrengthsQuest, please visit here

Cardoner Leadership Fellows

The Cardoner Leadership Fellows program is designed to bring together students who share a passion for and interest in leadership and creating positive change in their communities. This community is designed to challenge students’ perspectives on leadership, raise awareness of social issues, and motivate students to take active leadership roles on campus. Students selected into the Cardoner Leadership Fellows program are enrolled in a first-year seminar course together, participate in the Emerging Leaders program, and live together in a Themed Living Community during their first year. It's a great opportunity for students who want to develop as leaders at Loyola!

For more information about the Cardoner Leadership Fellows program, check out our webpage here.

Student Leader Training

As a leader in one of Loyola's 80+ organizations, students can gain practical skills and experiences to use at Loyola and beyond.  Student leader training includes leadership workshops, officer resources, transition materials, and by-request workshops.  Click here for organization resources.  To rquest a customized workshop for your organization, email Heather Roundtree, Director of Co-Curricular Programs, at hrround@loyno.edu.

Loyola University New Orleans Aurum Society

The Loyola University New Orleans Aurum Society recognizes the success of junior and senior students who have shown exemplary leadership to the Loyola and New Orleans communities and have maintained high academic standards. These students must also show leadership contributions in at least one of the following realms of campus life:

  • Athletics
  • Campus Involvement
  • Community Service
  • Creative and Performing Arts
  • Journalism, Speech, and Mass Media

Collectively, these students are honored for their abilities to balance their academic pursuits and leadership responsibilities and leave a lasting legacy at Loyola.

In addition to being selected to the Loyola Aurum Society, these students will be the charter group for Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society. The Loyola University New Orleans Aurum Society will also lead the recognition of student leaders at Loyola through hosting the annual Student Leadership Awards in May.  Applications will be available in Spring 2013.

Magis Student Leadership Awards

This annual leadership awards ceremony hosted each spring recognizes students, student organizations, faculty, and staff that have displayed outstanding leadership and service to the Loyola University New Orleans community.  Award nominations are available on OrgSync now!  The ceremony recognizing nominees and award winners will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.  Find out more information at the Magis Student Leadership Awards website.

NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program

Are you interested in higher education? The NASPA Undergraduate Fellows program is a semi-structured mentoring program for undergraduate students wishing to explore and better understand the field of student affairs and/or higher education. This national program is sponsored by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. This program for juniors and seniors requires a one-year commitment during which students meet regularly with their assigned mentor and work on a collaborative project. If you are interested in applying to be a NUFP, please contact Courtney Williams, Assistant Director of Student Programming and Advocacy at cwilliam@loyno.edu. 

Resources for Facilitators

Are you hosting a leadership training? Do you need to plan a teambuilding session? Are you looking for leadership resources? Let us help! We have workshop and resource information for you to access in planning your session.

The Co-Curricular Programs staff can assist in your leadership and teambuilding needs. If you are interested in having a staff member assist in facilitating a leadership, strengths, or teambuilding session, please contact Heather Roundtree, Director of Co-Curricular Programs, at hrround@loyno.edu or (504) 865-3622.