Today, we step forward boldly to enhance our academic and educational mission for the 21st century. We renew our commitment to the Jesuit, liberal arts tradition that infuses every aspect of our identity. Rooted in tradition and poised for innovation, we take this work as a community united in mission, ready for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit, Catholic university committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and to the ideals of liberal education and the development of the whole person. Accordingly, the University will inspire students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world.
With a steadfast commitment to student success, Loyola University Maryland is dedicated to transformational excellence. As a Jesuit, Catholic University, we aim to lead with love and work for justice and aspire to be the best place in the world from which to change the world.
Our Guiding Commitments
While many themes emerged throughout our planning process, two rose above the others as critical to our mission. They became our guiding commitments and are infused throughout this plan:
- A commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; and
- A commitment to innovation, growth, and operational excellence.
At the same time, our guiding commitments are rooted in the Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Society of Jesus: showing the way to God, walking with the excluded, journeying with youth, and caring for our common home.
Focus Area 1Advance Student and Faculty Formation
Strengthening our commitment to cura personalis (care for the whole person), we will create an integrated and comprehensive support network for students and invest in faculty development. We will expand opportunities for personal and spiritual growth and will deepen our understanding of Ignatian pedagogy. We will elevate mission and school spirit in support of success for all.
Focus Area 2Grow Our Footprint, Influence, and Enrollment
Building upon our liberal arts foundation, Loyola will implement a university-wide focus on health, allied health, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). We will strengthen graduate education and strategically add, grow, and revitalize programs, all with an eye on forming future leaders dedicated to service and justice.
Focus Area 3Care for Our Common Home
Deepening our commitment to Ignatian formation and to the Universal Apostolic Preferences, we will step forward to become leaders in caring for our earth and walking with the excluded. In doing so, we will further develop our commitment to place-based justice and community engagement and better demonstrate a faith that does justice.
Focus Area 4Thrive by Investing in and Supporting Our Team
Focusing on the Jesuit ideals of cura personalis and cura apostolica, we will ensure that every member of the University has the tools and support they need to develop their professional potential.