Strong Truths Well Lived

What is a Strong Truth?

Loyola students recognize the power of the words that are Loyola’s motto, “Strong Truths Well Lived.” Through their Loyola education, students define and embrace strong truths. Then they shape their lives accordingly. Loyola challenges and empowers students to live those strong truths—and live them well.

Loyola students are driven—not just to succeed, but to know they are achieving their potential. They are determined to make the world better, to be a better friend, a better neighbor, a better global citizen. At Loyola the expectation that you’ll pursue excellence in academics is balanced with the hope that, once the books are closed, you’ll live life with passion. And our students—and generations of graduates—do.

See what other students are saying about their Strong Truths

"Keep an open mind. Take chances and see as much as you can."

  • Olivia Bowles, ’14
  • Hometown: Chester, Va.
  • Major: Biology
  • Studied in: Newcastle, England
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"Be the change you want to see."

  • Evan Louis, ’14
  • Hometown: East Brunswick, N.J.
  • Major: Business
  • Minor: Communication with a specialization in advertising
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"Put your ego aside. You’re not always going to be a starter."

  • Thurman Van Riper, ’14
  • Hometown: Groton, Mass.
  • Position: Goalkeeper for men’s soccer
  • Major: Accounting
  • Minor: Information Systems
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"Compassion without action is an injustice."

  • Ciana Creighton, ’17
  • Hometown: New Milford, Conn.
  • Major: Psychology
  • Minor: Global Studies
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"Have a plan and be ready to change it."

  • Stephen Celano, ’14
  • Hometown: Blackwood, N.J.
  • Major: Communication with a concentration in digital media
  • Minors: Art History and Philosophy
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Everyone has a strong truth. It may be undiscovered or unrecognized. But Loyola may be the perfect place to discover yours.

What is your strong truth?

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