Tag: Safety

Where To Turn When Facing Danger

Where To Turn When Facing Danger

Spring Hill Hall 2016


The last few weeks have left many fearful, outraged and confused of their future and their safety as a consequence of the presidential election. Loyola does not tolerate hate in any form on its campuses and all instances should be reported to Campus Safety immediately. Over the weekend, sometime overnight between February 4 and 5, the Loyola Community has been made aware of the hate speech graffiti that was left near the door of a student’s room in Spring Hill Hall on the Lake Shore Campus.

What is Xenophobia? Xenophobia is the intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries. It is important to keep in mind that Xenophobia or any other forms of discrimination are not allowed in the Loyola community. Loyola’s commitment to diversity is a key value that provides a home for all faiths and welcome every person as a reflection of god. We should embrace and learn from those of a different background than us. It can be scary knowing where we have arrived in the political world, but as people, we should reflect the good values and look upon the greatness of others. Our focus is to ensure the protection of our fellow colleagues and faculty members by standing in solidarity and advocating for a peaceful society that we are called to build upon.

In the case where you feel like you have become the target of a hate crime or any other sort of discrimination/danger, please notify Campus Safety immediately. I can’t emphasis this enough because our lives can be put in danger any second, and it is important that we are vocal about the issues and stay strong as a community.

In the event of an emergency, immediate notification to the Department of Campus Safety is essential to ensure the timely response of emergency personnel.

Campus Safety Dispatcher (Monitored 24/7/365)

City of Chicago Emergency

Campus Safety Fax:


Ask a non-emergency safety question:

Parking Office:

Escort Service:
773.508.RIDE (7433)


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30 Reasons Why We LOVE Loyola

30 Reasons Why We LOVE Loyola


With Valentine’s Day approaching and everyone talking about love, it only seemed appropriate to talk about what Loyola staff and current students have to say about their relationship with Loyola.

Here are 30 reasons staff and students love Loyola:

  1. The ability to go abroad to the Rome center. – Ellen
  2. The incorporation of social justice into academics. – Judy Kyrkos
  3. The small campus feel with access to the city. – Lexy Rux
  4. Being in Chicago. – Maggie
  5. The small class sizes; it really feels like you get one-on-one time with the professors. – Patrick
  6. Being on a beautiful campus with access to downtown. – Adam Buller
  7. Living in Mertz and the chicken tenders from Damen Dining Hall. – Katie
  8. The sense of community. – Ricky Mott
  9. The beautiful campus and social justice focus in all of my classes. – Kara
  10. The small campus feel. – Shaniqua
  11. How the core classes make us a well-rounded person. – Elise
  12. How self-aware the student body is. I’ve never encountered an impolite person on campus. – John
  13. The community feel, size of campus, friendly/welcoming environment, and small class size. – Christy Vargas
  14. How there are Vegan and gluten-free options in the dining halls. – Sarah
  15. Dynamics of taking class on the lake shore campus and downtown. It’s nice to experience the best of both worlds. – Claire
  16. Class sizes, pretty campus, and nice/passionate professors. – Carlee
  17. Diverse community. – Samantha
  18. Friendly environment on campus. – Brittney
  19. Approachable teachers who seem to enjoy their jobs and always want to help you do your best. – Gabby
  20. The view of the lake. – Shannon
  21. I feel safe on campus. – Adrian
  22. Loyola has always given me the opportunity to succeed. – Aaron Brunmeier
  23. The architecture of campus. – Brian
  24. The sense of community. – Aliyah Jervier
  25. I love that Loyola offers something for anyone and everyone who attends so that they can be a part of something and feel included. – Hiba Abbas
  26. I LOVE that every time I step outside and see our beautiful campus I get excited for my day no matter how stressful it is. – Lucy Mooney
  27. I love that Loyola has so many things to offer to their students. Whether it be information on study abroad, fairs talking about feminism, or tutoring for certain classes, Loyola does an amazing job providing us with tools for success. I think that since there are so many resources offered, any type of student can feel like this school is a perfect fit for them. – Katherine Weir
  28. Loyola fosters education both inside and outside the classroom enabling YOU to grow immensely. Upon graduating from Loyola in the spring of 2015, Loyola has taught me that the aim of my education is not the facts, but rather of values. –Joe Sadofsky
  29. How connected students are to the Loyola community. – Callie Short
  30. How Loyola shares the same values as myself. – Alyson Crutchfield

Happy Valentine’s Day from Loyola University Chicago!