7. Lend a Helping Hand
As I touched on before, Loyola is all about altruism and community. I myself used to be quite weary of offering my time to any cause. I wasn’t too fond off the whole privilege guilt thing. I mean, who is? But despite that annoying tightness in your chest telling you otherwise, those in need are no different than you. Just as flawed and sinful as you and every bit as human. Moreover, when you’re in need, I’m sure you are just as grateful to receive help as they are.
Lending a helping hand includes picking up liter and handing out meals to the hungry, but it’s not limited to just those options. There are countless organizations to choose from of which span across a myriad of missions and approaches. This post, I hope, will serve to show that no matter your talent or life experience, there is always a way for one to lend a helping hand.
Student Goverment of Loyola Chicago (SGLC) aims to voice the concerns of the student body; to act as an instrument for cooperation and to provide an open forum for students, faculty, and administration. Hope in the discussion and help affect change right here at home!
Best Buddies is a stellar campus organization committed to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through friendship. Holding to the dream of a world with no need for Best Buddies, this stunning group of students tirelessly work towards a world where individuals with disabilities are fully and completely included socially in the community.
Advocate is Loyola’s official student organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally students. With partners throughout the University community, they seek to cultivate an open, developmental and safe environment for students, faculty and staff through supporting all forms of diversity, educating community members, providing a welcoming, safe, diverse and inquisitive space for positive social interactions and advocating equity and justice for all peoples.Through engaging in honest, respectful dialogue and committing themselves to service and learning, they strive to better the university and city that we call home. Read more