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Create a more just and humane world

Critical minds create freedom

That's what our Jesuit vision teaches us. When you examine attitudes, challenge assumptions, and analyze motives, you find deeper meaning. With love-filled and faith-filled decisions, you make this world better for everyone.  

Our rich history dates back to 1540, when Saint Ignatius of Loyola founded the Society of Jesus, whose members are called Jesuits. For more than 450 years, Jesuits have focused on excellence in education, establishing schools and universities around the world. They were among the earliest settlers in New Orleans and Louisiana, eventually establishing what would become Loyola University.

Loyola's Jesuit Values

A Jesuit education inspires you to be your best self—to develop your talents to the fullest, to respect others, and to pursue justice. You will learn from experience, often by helping the local community. At Loyola you will develop an ethical leadership style, hone your communication skills, and become someone who pursues excellence. 

Pursuit of Excellence

Respect for the World, Its History and Mystery

Learning From Experience

Contemplative Vision Informed by Hope


Development of Personal Potential

Critical Thinking and Effective Communication

Appreciation of Things Both Great and Small

Commitment to Service

Special Concern for the Poor and Oppressed

Linking Faith with Justice

International and Global Perspective

Discerning Mindset: Finding God in All Things 



and Honors

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Connect to our mission and ministry

Whether you're looking for group worship or one-on-one guidance, our Jesuit identity creates a wealth of opportunities for our students to live their faith.

Jesuit Social Research Institute

Transform the Gulf South through research and advocacy.

Worship and Church Services

Attend mass and other church services on campus.

Ministry Programs

Join our welcoming environment, and take advantage of supportive services.

Volunteer in Riverton City


Follow your calling to go above and beyond for our community.

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Events and Ministry

See when and where to get involved.