At Loyola, we encourage students to strengthen themselves in every way—mind, body, and spirit. This philosophy (outlined in our mission statement) stems from the ideals embodied by Jesuit priests who founded Loyola in 1852. While we are a Catholic institution, Loyola is enriched by the perspective of students from many different religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Loyola offers opportunities for students to nurture their spiritual lives by joining in many opportunities for worship, prayer, service, retreat, and community building offered through Campus Ministry. A Jesuit education is about holistic development, and we encourage every student to integrate their spirituality in all they do.