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Global Studies

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Global Studies Club

What is this "Global Studies" major everyone is talking about? I’m excited about my Global Studies classes—how can I connect with other students and pursue these interests outside of the classroom? Where does my major fit into Jesuit education and how will I use it in my life after graduation? Are there other students here at Loyola who want to talk about global issues? About how we affect the world and how it affects us?

If these questions sound familiar, consider joining the Global Studies Club. The Global Studies Club is run by Global Studies students for Global Studies students. We are open to any ideas about speakers, activities, advocacy, career planning, or anything you would be interested in doing to make your major part of your lived experience. And if you’d just like to meet other majors, this is the group for you! Our world goes further than the beautiful Loyola campus. Our world is all-encompassing, and we are individuals seeking the full experiences of life. We are individuals who want to apply our knowledge of the world to create an informed future. A nurturing future. A safe future.


President: Caroline Annis, cfannis@loyola.edu

Honor Society - Sigma Iota Rho

Sigma Iota Rho Crest

The Loyola University Maryland Delta Sigma Chapter of Sigma Iota Rho, a nationally recognized International Relations and Global Studies Honor Society, inducted it first class in the Spring of 2012. Sigma Iota Rho aims to promote and reward scholarship and service among students and practitioners of international and global studies and to foster integrity and creative performance in the conduct of world affairs.

The Greek letters stand for the following Greek words:

Sigma - Σ "synesi," meaning Prudence;
Iota - Ι "ideosi," meaning Ideals; and
Rho - R "romi," meaning Power.

These three qualities are essential for the conduct of successful foreign policy and signify some of the most important values studied by those in the field.

Member Requirements

  • Completion of twenty-one credits towards the global studies major at Loyola, and at least two courses at the 300 or 400 level
  • Cumulative grade point average in global studies courses of 3.4 or higher
  • Overall cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher; senior standing