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Loyola University Community Action Program

LUCAP, the Loyola University Community Action Program, is a student-initiated, student-led volunteer service and advocacy organization. LUCAP is open to all students, offering them opportunities for direct service; reflection on larger, related social justice issues; and advocacy and organizing through its many projects in areas such as rebuilding, hunger and homelessness, tutoring and mentoring, and environmentalism.

In 2025 LUCAP will celebrate its 50th anniversary! Stay tuned for what we have in store to commemorate 50 years of service and social justice within the community.


  • Connect students with volunteer opportunities in the local community.
  • Promote civic engagement & social justice awareness on campus.


  • Join our executive board team.
  • Start your own project.
  • Plan a social justice event on campus.
  • Discern a demonstration on campus with this guide.
  • Follow us on Instagram.

Contact us at, or come visit the LUCAP office in the lower level of the Danna Student Center!

LUCAP Projects

Loyola University Conservancy Committee (LUCC) is a LUCAP project that focuses on environmental issues. This group does anything from help with wetland restoration, to recycling, to working in urban gardens and more.

Students Against Hyper-Incarceration (SAHI) is a Loyola organization to raise awareness of America’s mass incarceration system as the new “Jim Crow,” in which people of color are targeted and victimized based upon race, and forced into the bottom of a caste system for the financial benefit of the “protectors” of the system. 

Cafe Con Ingles is a project that works with the Spanish-speaking immigrant population connected to St. Anthony of Padua Church. Students teach English as a part of this program coming from all different experience levels of Spanish proficiency.

PAWS is a project that works with rescue animals in the New Orleans area. Students have the opportunity to walk dogs and take care of cats that otherwise would not have the attention they need.

To sign up for any project or to receive our weekly announcements, contact or find us on Instagram.