Student Groups: How to Get Involved!
Since community building is the heart of ministry work, the Office of Mission and Ministry maintains strong connections with many student organizations. Here is a list of our affliate student organizations.
- 9pm Mass Community: The 9pm Mass is the student Sunday Mass at Loyola in Ignatius Chapel in Bobet Hall every Sunday. The music is easy to learn and prayerful to sing, homilies are relevant to students' lives, and the community grows closer with each other to God every time we worship. Opportunities to serve as readers and Eucharistic Ministers and Greeters. Come join us!
- Awakening Retreat and Community: Awakening is a student-led retreat that focuses on experiencing the love of God through a welcoming and accepting community. The retreat is held once a semester at a beautiful Camp and the community meets weekly throughout the academic year.
- COMPASS: "The love of Christ impels us." (2 Corinthians 5:14) Compass aims at providing resources to assist students in deepening their relationship with Christ, enhancing their knowledge of the faith, and building a solid spiritual and intellectual foundation from which to launch their evangelizing efforts.
- Chi Alpha: Christian fellowship. The mission of Chi Alpha is to reconcile students to Jesus Christ, thereby transforming the university, the marketplace, and the world. Chi Alpha's mission motto is "Every student goes, every student gives, every student prays." To this end, the organization is committed to a five fold philosophy: being a community of worship, prayer, fellowship, discipleship, and mission
- Christian Life Communities (CLC): CLCs are Ignatian-based small groups of 8-10 people who meet regularly to reflect on and discuss issues of life and faith. They explore the big questions: Who am I? Who is God? What does all this mean for my life?
- Christian Legal Society: The CLS is a student-led group at the Law School that works to deepen the spiritual and intellectual lives of its members. CLS works to integrate the profession and skills with the faith and supports each other in legal education. Loyola’s CLS chapter was established in 2003 but CLS is a national organization with chapters at many prestigious law schools encouraging an authentic Christian identity on campus.
- Genesis Gospel Choir: The Genesis Gospel Choir's mission is to glorify God through worship. The choir's members come from different backgrounds, cultures and denominational experiences to join together to worship using dynamic media such as Black Gospel and Contemporary Christian music. Genesis performs on campus and throughout the city of New Orleans.
- Ignacio Volunteers: International immersion programs to Belize, Jamaica, and South Africa. 10-12 students are selected each fall and spring to serve on international trips during the winter, spring and summer breaks. The goal of the programs are to serve and to learn.
- Loyola Life: Loyola Life is dedicated to advocating the dignity and sacredness of all human life from the moment of conception until natural death. Our intent is to promote a culture of life that respects and protects all life, particularly the most vulnerable and marginalized among us: the unborn, the elderly, the disabled, the poor, the homeless, the incarcerated, and the terminally ill.
- Loyola University Community Action Program (LUCAP): LUCAP is the largest, student-lead, student-run service organization at Loyola. It is an umbrella organization for different service projects that students are interested in.
- Muslim Student Association: The MSA is a worldwide organization open to university students of all faiths. Its main goals are: To promote an educational and informative outlook on Islam; To address and eliminate misconceptions about Islam and make students aware of the actual aspects of the religion; To provide a new perspective of life and one’s role in it; To enlighten both Muslims and non-Muslims through camaraderie and solidarity; To provide a platform where students can freely discuss religion and culture.