Looking for something to do on campus? Your RAs plan weekly events right in your residence hall. From floor dinners to outings in Baltimore, your RAs are here to help you explore, learn more about Loyola, and more about yourself. Check in with your RA to see what’s happening next in your community.
Do you have an idea for an event that you would like to see happen in your hall? Post your ideas for your hall!
Throughout your time in the residence halls, our aim is that you will continue to learn even when you are not in the classroom – specifically in the following areas:
Academic Excellence & Development
Academic success is defined as the ability to competently engage in intellectual activities. In striving for academic excellence, RAs will encourage you to engage in study groups and interact with faculty outside of the classroom. RAs will also encourage you to explore your strengths and weaknesses in regard to your academic development. They will help provide resources to improve study skills, time management, organization skills, etc.
Meaningful Involvement with Community
Community is defined in the broadest sense of the word. RAs foster meaningful involvement within the immediate community in the residence hall. We will also help you become connected to the Loyola community and the Baltimore community. During your time in the halls, we want you to have opportunities to interact with a variety of people, become involved in floor activities, have influence over your living environment, and become invested in the well-being of your peers.
Developing Personal Growth & Self-Care
Personal growth involves the spiritual, vocational, emotional, physical, and psychological development of each student. Staff should encourage residents to integrate knowledge from multiple perspectives in personal discernment and decision making. Self-care involves the development of healthy habits as students explore the intersection of mind, body, and spirit. As a staff, we seek to provide for our students’ basic needs as they negotiate their purpose and role in our community and beyond.
Guiding Change through Exploring Issues of Identity, Diversity &Social Justice
Developing self-identity involves students engaging in activities that help them reflect and redefine their own values. Staff programming should help them engage in activities that allow them to gain a better understanding of themselves and how all components of their identity impact the way they interact with the world. We define social justice as both a process and a goal. Using a definition by Adams, Bell and Griffin (1997), we believe "The goal of social justice education is full and equal participation of all groups in a society that is mutually shaped to meet their needs. Social justice includes a vision of society that is equitable and all members are physically and psychologically safe and secure." Our goal is to provide you with opportunities to explore issues related to both diversity and social justice to provide you the knowledge to ultimately guide change.