Leadership and Social Justice

 Emerging Leaders LEAD Themed Living Community 

At Loyola, we believer leadership and social justice are inseparably tied. Our leadership programs are structured based on, among other things, The Social Change Model of Leadership (1994). This values-based model shows us how the process of leadership can facilitate social change. According to the Social Change Model, leadership happens at individual, group, and societal levels.  We utilize the social change model across all of our leadership programs to ensure students are becoming effective leaders for social change. 

Leadership at LOYNO

Students have many different options for getting involved with leadership at Loyola. Some options include:

  • The Emerging Leaders Program: an excellent option particularly for first and second year students, this brief community building program introduces students to important concepts and ideas of leadership while also opening the door for future leadership experiences.
  • The LEAD Themed Living Community: Incoming students with previous leadership experience are encouraged to be part of this living community in Buddig Hall. Students will live with other leaders and gain access to special trainings and resources to further their leadership development. Particularly focused on the group values section of the Social Change Model, these students also work together to contribute to the New Orleans community in leadership-based service projects.
  • Magis: This annual recognition of student leadership at Loyola celebrates the accomplishments of student leaders across the university. Save the date! The next Magis Awards ceremony is scheduled for April 23rd , 2019 at 7:30PM.
  • L.I.T. Conference: The L.I.T. (Leading, Innovating, Transforming Conference) is a peer-led conference by and for students. The conference provides students the opportunities to showcase their skills and learn from others, all while having a good time! L.I.T. is a perfect way to experience leadership for everyone, whether you have had a lot of experience with leadership, or just a little. 
  • Omicron Delta Kappa: This leadership honors society recognizes the most talented and accomplished rising juniors and seniors on campus. Invitations are sent in early March. Selected applicants are then interviewed before being admitted to the honors society. These students organize higher level leadership initiatives on campus and are recognized at the Magis celebration.
  • Q-Advocates Training: Q-Advocates is a training program similar to SafeZone offering knowledge on inclusivity and hands-on practice supporting LGBT+ identifying students.