Messina is designed to instill the intellectual curiosity and self-knowledge necessary for a first-year student’s successful start to his or her Loyola education, whose commitment to personal and social responsibility reflects the Jesuit, Catholic academic and faith traditions. As a result of participation in Messina, first-year students will show progress to a deeper and fuller understanding of the interconnections unique and essential to a Jesuit Education in a contemporary world. Successful attainment of the following outcomes is not only the aim of the First-Year Seminars but it is the shared responsibility of all – faculty, administrators, peer leaders, and students.
Jesuit Mission and Values
Connections to Loyola Community