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Student Development

Student Development Division Learning Outcomes

An Educationally Purposeful Community promotes curiosity and reflection, in and out of the classroom. It is a community where students strive toward intellectual, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual health and well-being. This reflects a hallmark of Jesuit education, cura personalis.  As a result of actively participating in an educationally purposeful community, students will:

  • Demonstrate behaviors that foster personal and interpersonal health and well-being.
  • Integrate knowledge from multiple perspectives in personal discernment and decision-making.

An Empowered Community strives to make a positive difference at Loyola and beyond. It is a community where students share ownership, and use their gifts and talents to serve others. As a result of actively participating in an empowered community, students will:


  • Create and advocate for positive community standards and norms.
  • Define and practice an ethical leadership style that is informed by Jesuit ideals.

A Caring and Just endeavors to uphold the well-being and dignity of all individuals.  Through self-awareness and personal responsibility for choices and actions, community members promote justice and the common, “greater” good. As a result of actively participating in a caring and just community, students will:

  • Examine their own intersecting identities and the effect of these identities in interactions with others.
  • Develop and maintain healthy, mutually respectful, interpersonal relationships.
  • Recognize systems of inequality and oppression and enact strategies that advance a more just and humane society.


History Statement

The Division of Student Development originally developed Learning Outcomes in 2005. At that time, development of the learning outcomes was theory-based, including a focus on Boyer’s work (1990) Campus Life: In Search of Community. This 2017 revision occurs in consideration of the changing needs of our students, with the 2017 Strategic Plan, Ignatian Compass as an additional influence.  A review of similar documents from peer institutions also occurred. Documents from College of the Holy Cross, Rowan University, and University of San Diego were of notable benefit.

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