Looking for something to do on campus? Your RAs plan weekly events right in your residence hall. From floor dinners to outings in Baltimore, your RAs are here to help you explore, learn more about Loyola, and more about yourself. Check in with your RA to see what’s happening next in your community.
Do you have an idea for an event that you would like to see happen in your hall? Post your ideas for your hall!
Throughout your time in the residence halls, our aim is that you will continue to learn even when you are not in the classroom – specifically in the following areas:
Academic Excellence and Development
Academic success is defined as the ability to competently engage in intellectual activities. In striving for academic excellence, RAs will encourage you to engage in study groups and interact with faculty outside of the classroom. RAs will also encourage you to explore your strengths and weaknesses in regard to your academic development. They will help provide resources to improve study skills, time management, organization skills, etc.
Meaningful Involvement with Community
Community is defined in the broadest sense of the word. RAs foster meaningful involvement within the immediate community in the residence hall. We will also help you become connected to the Loyola community and the Baltimore community. During your time in the halls, we want you to have opportunities to interact with a variety of people, become involved in floor activities, have influence over your living environment, and become invested in the well-being of your peers.
Developing Self-Identity and Personal Care
Developing self-identity involves engaging in activities that help you reflect and redefine your own values. Through your time in the halls, you should engage in activities that allow you to gain a better understanding of yourself, and how all components of your identity affect the way you interact with the world. Personal care is defined as the ability to learn healthy life habits related to mental, physical, social, financial, and spiritual health.
Guiding Change through Exploring Issues of Diversity and Social Justice
We define social justice as both a process and a goal. Using a definition by Adams, Bell and Griffin (1997), we believe "The goal of social justice education is full and equal participation of all groups in a society that is mutually shaped to meet their needs. Social justice includes a vision of society that is equitable and all members are physically and psychologically safe and secure." Our goal is to provide you with opportunities to explore issues related to both diversity and social justice to provide you the knowledge to ultimately guide change.