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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2009

August 26-30 Wolfpack Welcome
August 31 Classes begin
September 4
Add deadline
October 30 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 11 Last day of classes
December 12-18 Final Exams

Spring Term 2010

January 8 New Student Orientation
January 11 Classes begin
January 15 Add deadline
March 12 Last day to withdraw & last day to apply for graduation
April 28 Last day of classes
April 30 - May 6 Final Exams
May 8 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

Summer Session

OFFICE: 250 Marquette Hall

Loyola's Summer Session offers students a chance to acquire additional coursework in a variety of time schedules. Two five-week sessions along with two six-week M.B.A. sessions are available. The courses offered are, in most instances, standard offerings which usually transfer to other colleges and universities. It is always advisable, however, for the guest student to check with his or her home institution about transferring coursework.

Our summer programs offer study in numerous areas; at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. Travel programs and special programs are also available.

Loyola's Summer Session allows students the opportunity to complete an intended area of study in a shorter period of time. Students pursuing degrees at Loyola are encouraged to advance their progress toward degree completion by attending Loyola's Summer Session. The summer schedule containing course information and their times is published in March. Contact the Office of Student Records at (504) 865-3237 or visit the web at for a copy.


All Loyola students, any student in good standing at another university, and all entering freshmen are eligible to attend the summer sessions. Undergraduate students not currently enrolled at Loyola should log on to the summer session home page at to apply online and for information regarding summer session. Students who are interested in summer law classes should contact the Office of Law Records at (504) 861-5575 for information on summer school.


All the general rules of the university apply, as described in this bulletin, with the following exception: a student may schedule no more than six hours per session (or seven, if one course is a laboratory science course) without the written permission of his or her dean, and only then if the student has a cumulative average of 3.0 or better. Loyola students desiring to attend summer sessions elsewhere must have prior, written permission from their dean if they want such credits to apply toward a Loyola degree. Students are hereby cautioned that deans will only grant permission to take courses elsewhere when the student can demonstrate compelling reasons to do so.


Campus housing is available during the summer. For further information, refer to the section titled Student Life.

Special Programs


Each college administers its own special programs courses.

Loyola University offers courses for specific audiences. All of these extension courses are approved for academic credit by the university.


Admission to one of these courses represents admission for the particular course and not to the university. Regularly admitted and enrolled Loyola students may also enroll in special programs courses. Students who are not admitted to the university but are enrolling in such courses are classified as transient students, and admission credentials are not required. As a result of this limited admission and the extension facet of the courses, students may not be eligible for certain types of financial assistance. In addition, students excluded from a university will not receive credit. For all other students, these courses carry academic credit. Upon formal admission to the university, coursework taken under special programs is subject to evaluation in terms of applicability to a degree.


Students are registered for courses offered through special programs at the first class meeting. If tuition is charged, full payment is required at that time. VISA and MasterCard are accepted. There are no drops or adds, and no refunds are available. The instructor awards A, B+, B, C+, C, D+, D, or F grades.


All courses offered by the university may be offered through special programs. Instructors may be either full- or part-time faculty members of the university.


Education Abroad Programs

Education Abroad

For students wanting an education abroad experience, the Center for International Education is the first stop with advising and information on both Loyola and non-Loyola programs, financial aid, and scholarships. A study abroad advisor works with students to help them find the right program that will meet their academic and personal goals, financial situation, and interests. Students must also meet with their academic adviser and the associate dean in their college prior to applying to a non-Loyola study abroad program.

Numerous programs are available for Loyola students. There are semester and year-long programs, community service/immersion programs, components to academic courses, and summer study abroad. While the majority of students study abroad for short summer programs, a growing number of students are selecting semester or year-long programs. Students can attend both Loyola and non-Loyola programs, but Loyola financial aid can usually only be applied to Loyola programs. The university has a number of affiliations with study abroad programs that provide limited scholarships or discounts for Loyola students. All the information that a student needs can be found at or contact us at

Semester and Exchange Programs

Dortmund University in Germany

Through an exchange agreement with Dortmund University, Loyola students can study German and take classes in both English and German. Dortmund has traditionally been known for its industrial landscape and beer brewing, but has grown to be one of the most respected educational and research centers in all of Germany. Dortmund offers a wide selection of courses for students including economics, business, Catholic theology, chemistry, communications, art studies, American and English Studies.

This is a great opportunity for students who have been studying German to get a first-hand experience with the German language and culture. One year of college-level German is required.  For more information, please check the website, or contact CIE (

Keele University in the United Kingdom

With its location set outside of London, Keele University is an exciting academic institution and was named the UK's favorite university, according to a recent online poll!  Keele is located in the Midlands of England, one and one-half hours from London by train and centrally located to Manchester, York, Newcastle, and Edinburgh. Keele University offers a wide range of majors and boasts the top-ranked American Studies program in the United Kingdom. The American Studies department offers students the opportunity to study the U.S. from the view of British scholars, and the English department has a very strong course list. Students have the opportunity to study any courses available at Keele University. Other popular departments include: sociology, psychology, computer science, communications, history, and music. Students may browse the course offerings on the Keele website.

Studying at Keele is a more affordable and enriching way for Loyola students to study in the UK! Not only is cost of living more affordable than other locations in the UK, but due to its North Highland location, Keele University offers a unique English experience set among a gorgeous countryside that many visitors to England do not experience. The Keele University campus is set within 617 acres of beautiful Staffordshire parkland. The surrounding North Staffordshire area, famous for the manufacture of fine china and pottery, is known, appropriately, as the Potteries.  For more information, please check the website, or contact CIE (

The Radboud University of Nijmegen in The Netherlands

With an enrollment of over 17,000 students Radboud University is a leading academic institution within the Netherlands. This program allows students to enroll in a host of courses that correlate well with their coursework at Loyola. With a strong emphasis on internationalization, Radboud University welcomes Loyola students in the Spring of Fall semesters.  Radboud University offers its English-speaking exchange students more than 400 courses taught in English, including English, American literature, philosophy, psychology, history, business, and many other disciplines. Students in the Loyola/Nijmegen Exchange Program have the opportunity to take any courses offered in languages in which they are fluent. For more information, please check the website, or contact CIE (

Sophia University in Japan

Study at Sophia University, the premiere Jesuit University of Japan! Located amongst the excitement of Tokyo, Sophia University offers study abroad students a unique overseas experience and a high quality education in and outside of the classroom.  Students attending this program will take classes with local students and other international students.  Students will enroll in Sophia’s Faculty of Liberal Arts, which offers a wide range of courses in the humanities, international business, social studies, religion, and other fields. All courses are taught in English. Classes are made up of approximately 85 percent Japanese students and 15 percent foreign students. Loyola students applying for the exchange must have at least one year of Japanese and a 3.0 grade point average. For more information, please check the website, or contact CIE (

Loyola’s Program in Mexico City

Loyola offers a program of courses in Mexico City at the Jesuit Universidad Iberoamericana, the flagship Jesuit university in Latin America. The program aims to give students a mastery of conversational and written Spanish as well as a global perspective on Latin America’s civilization and culture with a special emphasis on Mexico.

Mexico City, with more than 20 million inhabitants, is the world’s largest city and perhaps the most important in the Iberian world. It is itself a unique resource, offering visitors a majestic legacy of ancient temples and buildings of the pre-Columbian and Spanish past as well as an almost endless array of other attractions proper to a great cosmopolitan center. It is the cultural, political, economic, and social heart of Mexico and Mesoamerica. Classroom instruction is enriched with a series of field trips to museums, cultural events, political gatherings, social happenings, and economic activities tied to the content of the individual courses taken.

Courses for international students, of whom 90 percent are from the United States, will include Spanish courses and courses from the disciplines of journalism and mass communications, architecture, economics, education, history, law, political science, sociology, and visual arts, some in Spanish and some in English. During the semester hundreds of other courses and other disciplines taught in Spanish can be selected from the Ibero’s regular offerings.

In the summer session, most of the courses from disciplines other than Spanish are usually given in English; in the fall semester only two or three of these courses are in English; and in the spring semester all courses irrespective of their discipline are taught in Spanish. During the summer, Loyola’s Intensive Spanish Program is a language immersion program of three courses (nine semester hours) structured for an optimal achievement of Spanish proficiency for the beginning, intermediate, and advanced student.

Students should have intermediate Spanish to participate in the fall semester and advanced Spanish to participate in the spring semester. Students with no prior Spanish can participate in the summer program although beginning Spanish would be recommended. Students participating in the year-long program should ideally begin their cycle of courses with the language immersion program. For more information, contact Maurice Brungardt, Ph.D. ( or check out our website.

Loyola Semester in France

Loyola has joined a consortium of universities, led by the University of Southern Mississippi, to provide a unique experience in a small French town in the Loire Valley. Students live and study in The Abbey, a beautifully restored 17th-century monastery school in Pontlevoy, about 20 miles from Tours. Though students are not required to know French to attend the program, they study French and are given real exposure to France and French culture. Each student is provided with a family who hosts the student for occasional meals and cultural activities. Students take at least 15 hours of classes, which are held from Monday through Thursday. Students can travel on weekends. In addition to guided day trips, students, as part of the program, spend a week in Paris, where they experience an intensive introduction to the museums and cultural and historic sites of the city. They also have a two-week break during which they can travel. Loyola grants and scholarships apply. For additional information about the program, contact Bernard Cook, Ph.D. (, or David Moore, Ph.D. ( or check the website.

ISEP–International Student Exchange Program

Loyola is a member of ISEP, the International Student Exchange Program. Through this organization, Loyola students have access to over 140 institutions in more than 40  countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America including institutions in 21 countries which offer programs in English. As an ISEP participant, students enroll as full-time students at the host school, attend classes with local and other international students, and receive housing, a meal stipend, and on-site support from the host institution. Students exchanged through the ISEP network pay all of their fees, including room and board, to Loyola and take a place at a host institution. All Loyola scholarships and financial aid apply to the ISEP exchanges. For more information, please check the CIE website, or the ISEP website at, or contact CIE (

Summer Programs

Loyola in the Bahamas

Come learn about the rich history and culture of the Bahamas and the wider Caribbean while spending four weeks in Nassau, Bahamas. Students live in apartment-style accommodations in a residential area of Nassau that is a fifteen minute walk from their classes at the College of the Bahamas. This living arrangement allows participants to experience everyday community life in Nassau while they are just a 10-15 minute bus ride from the center of town. As part of their course work, participants will visit the National Art Gallery, take a historical tour of Nassau, and visit a Bahamian island outside of Nassau. In the seminar Encountering the Caribbean, students learn about the histories, politics, and cultures of the region and hear from a series of distinguished guest speakers who visit the class each week. The course Ethnographic Methods-Field Work in the Bahamas allows students to learn about Bahamian culture through hands-on work conducting interviews, working in the national archives, and keeping reflective and analytical journals about their everyday experiences.  In the biology course, students learn fundamental concepts of ecology and apply them to the ecology of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine environments of the Bahamas.  For additional information about the program, please check the website, contact Dr. Angel Adams Parham, (

Loyola Summer Study Program in Belgium

In 2009 Loyola will conduct its 17th summer study program in the university town of Leuven in Belgium. Students can take six hours of credit in history and philosophy or religious studies courses, including Common Curriculum courses: World War I with Fr. Robert Gerlich, The American Character from European Perspectives with David Moore, Ph.D., and History of Belgium with Bernard Cook, Ph.D.. The program lasts four weeks with guided bus trips to Bruges and Ghent, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Aachen and Cologne in Germany, Verdun in France, and Ypres. Students reside in a modernized dorm with full kitchen facilities operated by Loyola University of Maryland. There is opportunity for private travel on two weekends. For additional information check the website or contact Bernard Cook, Ph.D. (

Loyola in China

This program allows students to study contemporary Chinese history, culture, and business practices in the fascinating cities of Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai. Students will have the opportunity to visit the Great Wall, the old and new Summer Palaces, and the Forbidden City in Beijing. In Shanghai, they will visit the famous Water Town Shanghai History Museum. In Xi'an, they will visit the Big Mosque, the TerracottaWarriors, and the Big Goose Pagoda. Participants will study the Chinese economy and unique business traditions while experiencing a new culture, providing students with an unforgettable learning experience.  For more information, check the website or contact Dr. Wing Fok (

Loyola in Costa Rica

The Loyola Summer Program in Costa Rica offers students the opportunity to study environmental art and environmental philosophy, and to have a rich, diverse and exciting experience of nature and culture while exploring the cloud forests, rain forests, Pacific beaches, and other regions of Costa Rica. 

We will begin our tour of Costa Rica in San Jose, where we will visit the Central Market, the Museum of Contemporary Arts, the Museum of Gold, and the National Theater. We will then travel through a vast range of ecosystems and bioregions, including the Caribbean lowlands, the llanos (plains), several wilderness areas, the Guatuso Maleku indigenous area, the Arenal volcano, Playa Coyote and the Nicoya Peninsula on the Pacific Ocean, the Pacific Dry Forest, and the cloud forest of Cerro Azahar. During our travels, students will explore waterfalls, tide pools, mangrove swamps, volcanic beaches, mountains, volcanic hot springs, a lava observatory, and a primary rainforest, to mention only a few of the natural sites.

The many activities during the trip will include swimming, horseback riding, an aerial zipline canopy tour, music and fiestas, wildlife tours with crocodile, frog and butterfly exhibits, a visit to petroglyphs, cultural presentations, local cooking lessons, visits with indigenous artisans, a plant walk with a Guatuso shaman, and an ethnobotany ceremony. We will also visit ecological sites including organic agriculture, hydroelectric and wind energy projects. The program will culminate in an exhibition of the students' final art projects at the Museo de San Ramón in San Ramón and a reception to which local students will be invited.  For more information, check the website or contact Dr. Jonh Clark (


Loyola International Business in Europe

Students will interact with guest speakers from Europe's private and public sectors, visit international institutions, and make company visits to U.S. and European corporations. Each year, the program visits different locations in Europe.  Students have the opportunity to visit some of the most famous sites in Europe while learning about the development of the European economy and its laws and how business practices have changed with the advent of the European Union and with the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe.  Additionally, students will learn how European business practices differ from those of the United States.  They will also be introduced to how government and business interrelate in Europe. For more information, check the website

Loyola in India

The Loyola Program in India offers students the opportunity for summer study in regions of North India that are striking for their cultural diversity, natural beauty, and historical richness. The program will be based in Dharamsala, located in the Kangra Valley in the shadow of the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas. Dharamsala is the center of India's Tibetan refugee community and the seat of the Tibetan Government in Exile.

In addition to experiencing immersion in Tibetan Buddhist culture, students will visit Delhi, one of India's largest and most historic cities; Agra, site of the Taj Majal; and Tso Pema, the "Lotus Lake" sacred to Buddhists, Sikhs, and Hindus. In the context of such fascinating experiences, students will study issues in global ethics and explore the religions of northern India. They will visit social service programs such as a facility operated by Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, and the Tibetan Children's Village for refugee children. They will visit Hindu and Buddhist temples, Sikh gurudwaras, Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, and great Muslim architectural sites, and hear talks by traditional Tibetan teachers. For additional information about the program check the website or  contact John P. Clark, Ph.D. ( or Catherine Wessinger (

Loyola Irish Studies Program

The Irish Studies Program offers students the opportunity to study Irish literature and culture at Trinity College, Dublin. Housing is provided by Trinity College where students will share a kitchen and bathroom. The program has excursions most weekday afternoons as well as a visit to Sligo to study Yeats and the Gore-Booth family. There is also a week-end trip to Northern Ireland in conjunction with the religious studies course. This excursion provides an educational tour of Belfast and accommodations at Queens College Belfast. Students will be housed in a residential dorm with single rooms and shared kitchens and bathrooms. For more information, check the website or  contact Mary McCay, Ph.D. (

Loyola in Paris

Discover the Paris of American expatriate writers Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Gertrude Stein - the Paris that nourished their talents. Study French artists in the museums of Paris and French writers and musicians of the romantic, impressionist, and modern periods. Through the Loyola program, you will explore Paris, a wonderful walking city steeped in the culture from the middle ages to the present.  Students study American literature of the expatriate writers of the '20s and '30s or France in the Modern World. In conjunction with the coursework, students tour several museums and historical sites such as the Musee D’ Orsay, the Louvre, the Pompidou, and the Picasso and Rodin Museums. In addition to the museum visits, which are part of the coursework, students tour major historical sites of Paris such as Notre Dame and make day trips to visit Versaille, Giverny, Chartres, and Rheims.  The students reside and have classes in a modern living, learning facility in the 14th arrondissement near the Luxembourg Gardens. For more information, check the website or contact Mary McCay, Ph.D. (

Loyola Summer Program in Spain

Students study for four weeks in July in Ávila, Spain, a provincial capital located in central Spain, about one hour from Madrid. Ávila is a national historical heritage city, still surrounded by its medieval city walls. Friday day trips go to Segovia, Salamanca, Salamanca, the Prado Museum in Madrid, and Carmelite sites in nearby villages (Fontiveros, Alba de Tormes) are an integral part of the cultural experience. The program is sponsored in Spain by the Universidad Católica de Ávila, where classes are held. Housing is in a Spanish residence within walking distance from the university. Students take two of following classes: a language course at the appropriate level, Culture and Civilization of Spain, or Spanish Mysticism. All classes are taught in Spanish. Prerequisite of SPAN A100 or equivalent. For more information, check the website or contact Eileen Doll, Ph.D. (


Short Programs

Tropical Ecology

Tropical Ecology is a three-credit-hour course that involves weekly lectures each spring semester, and culminates in a two-week adventure in Belize. The trip is composed of two sections: tropical jungle and coastal atolls and reefs. The jungle portion includes treks through tropical rainforest (both day and night), birding, dugout canoe trips down exotic rivers, visits to Mayan sites, and overnights in Maya villages. The sea portion includes snorkeling, diving, and camping on isolated cayes  (islands). Emphasis is on attaining a deep understanding and appreciation of tropical ecosystems, learning and experiencing local culture, developing a thorough knowledge of global environmental dynamics, and having fun. For more information, contact Robert A. Thomas, Ph.D. (

Mission + Ministry Immersion Programs

Ignacio Volunteers: Jamaica Christmas Camp 2009
Christmas Camp in Kingston, Jamaica (Dec 2009, right after Christmas – Jan 2010)

Ten to twelve Loyola University students will be invited to serve as teachers/ coaches at a five-day Christmas day-camp for disadvantaged primary school children in a shanty town area of Kingston, Jamaica. The program is an eleven-day experience, where participants will have an opportunity to immerse themselves in Jamaican culture with its reggae music, unique food and environment, and learn of the political, sociological, economic and spiritual issues of the Caribbean and developing world.  Participants will teach / coach at a day camp for approximately 100 local Jamaican primary school (age 6-12 years old) students, and live together at a local convent in Kingston.  Participants will also be involved in several days of service in the Kingston area working with young children of need and elderly.  Participants are selected early fall and meet weekly during the fall semester before the trip.   For more information, contact Ignacio Volunteers ( Or visit: 

Ignacio Volunteers: Belize Christmas Camp 2009
Christmas Camp in Mayan Villages of Belize (Dec 2009, right after Christmas – Jan 2010)

Six to eight Loyola University students will be invited to serve as teachers/ coaches at a five-day Christmas day-camp for primary school children in one or more of the (English-speaking) Mayan villages in the Punta Gorda area of southern Belize, Central America.  The program is an eleven-day experience in a very rural area of Belize, where electricity and running water is limited.   Participants will have an opportunity to immerse themselves in the simple lifestyle of Mayan/ Belizean culture, within the rain forest and its unique food and environment, and learn of the political, sociological, economic and spiritual issues of the Mayan/ Belizean, Central American and developing world.  Participants will teach / coach at a four day camp in a particular village, and live together on mats on the floor in a local community center in the village.  Participants are selected early fall and meet weekly during the fall semester before the trip.  For more information, contact Ignacio Volunteers ( Or visit: 

Ignacio Volunteers: Jamaica Experience 2010
The Jamaica Experience in Kingston, Jamaica (May 2010, right after graduation)

Ten to twelve Loyola University students will be invited to participate in volunteer service work in the poor urban areas of Kingston. The program is a eleven-day immersion experience, where participants will have an opportunity to work with those of the greatest need, which include the impoverished and challenged, and the disadvantaged young and the elderly. Although specific volunteer activities vary, all participants will work with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity as well as at other social service and Catholic agencies. This program is designed to give participants an exposure to the Jamaican culture and the political, sociological, economic and spiritual issues of the Caribbean and developing world.   Participants are selected in late fall and meet weekly during the spring semester before the trip. For more info, contact Ignacio Volunteers ( Or visit: 

Ignacio Volunteers: Belize Summer Camp 2010
Umadagu Lescuelana Summer Camp in Dangriga, Belize, Central America (July August 2010)

Eight to ten Loyola University students will be invited to serve as teachers/ coaches at a two-week summer day-camp in English-speaking Belize, Central America. The program is a three-week (22 day) simple-lifestyle immersion experience, where participants have an opportunity to experience the country of Belize; a land of rain forests, Mayan ruins, islands, waterfalls, wildlife, and culture. Participants will teach / coach at a day camp for over 300 local Belizean primary school students (age 8-12 years old) and live together in a local community center in the town.  Each participant will co-teach with a local Belizean university student, and will teach Arts & Crafts, Reading & Writing, and Math in the mornings, and coach sports (basketball, soccer & volleyball) and children’s games in the afternoons. Participants are selected in late fall and meet weekly during the spring semester before the trip.  For more information, contact Ignacio Volunteers (  Or visit:

Other Possible Programs:

Ignacio Volunteers: Haiti and Ignacio Volunteers: Texas/Mexico Border Experience are projects in development and planning for spring break/summer 2010.  For more information, contact Ignacio Volunteers (  Or visit:


Academic Support Facilities


Academic Resource Center

The Academic Resource Center provides tutoring across the curriculum and a broad range of other academic support services free of charge to all Loyola students.

Academic Counseling and Assessment

Each student is individually assisted in formulating a personal strategy for achieving academic success. The plan may involve Academic Resource Center tutoring or referral to other university services.

• Individual assessment of the student’s learning strengths and weaknesses.

• One-on-one academic counseling based on the student’s specific needs.

Tutorial Services

The Academic Resource Center provides peer tutoring under the supervision of the professional staff. Before being assigned to a tutor, students meet with an academic counselor to determine the best course of action.

The Academic Resource Center provides course-related tutoring across the curriculum. Subject areas include:

  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Common Curriculum
  • Communications
  • History
  • Music Literature
  • Music Therapy
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Statistics (Business and Social Sciences)

Every effort will be made to provide tutoring in areas not listed.

Study Skills

The Academic Resource Center offers a one-hour course called Protocols of Learning, SPST A105, and non-credit weekend and evening seminars for all undergraduate students. The course is designed to allow the students to apply study skills to their current coursework. The syllabus is designed with input from the students taking the course. Topics may include time management, note taking, memory, effective reading, critical thinking, learning styles, and research skills.

Programs for Entering Freshmen and Transfer Students

To assist new students, there are comprehensive programs for entering freshmen and transfers around the year, including the Bridge, Fall Enrichment, and Spring Enrichment programs.

Fall and Spring Enrichment

The Fall and Spring Enrichment programs are designed to assist entering freshmen and transfer students in meeting the academic demands of their first two semesters at Loyola. Students take a Study Skills course and meet once a week with a member of the Academic Resource Center staff and an Academic Resource Center peer tutor to apply study skills to their actual coursework.


The Bridge program allows students to begin taking their first-year courses from mid-June through the last week in July. It also affords students the opportunity to experience life on campus while earning seven hours credit. The Bridge professors are outstanding members of the faculty and work closely with the Academic Resource Center’s professional staff to provide an excellent beginning in college. The Academic Resource Center also provides academic counseling and peer tutoring under the supervision of the professional staff. Students are admitted through the Office of Admissions.

Disability Services

Disability Services was created to help provide equal access for students with disabilities. Our staff assists students in meeting the demands of university life by coordinating campus services for students with disabilities and offering academic support services. These services include but are not limited to the following:

  • Verification of a documented disability
  • Specialized counseling for students with disabilities
  • Advocacy services
  • Implementation of accommodations
  • Note-taking and transcription services
  • Tutorial services
  • Support groups
  • Assistance in obtaining other services

Writing Across the Curriculum

Writing Across the Curriculum
Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) supports excellence in critical thinking and writing in all undergraduate programs and classes at Loyola.  WAC offers a variety of services to help students improve their writing and to assist faculty in designing effective writing assignments.

Student Tutoring  Services
WAC provides free tutoring on writing assignments, including

  • Analytical essays
  • Argumentative essays
  • Response papers
  • Research papers in all majors
  • Book reports and reviews
  • Film and drama reviews
  • Lab reports
  • Critiques
  • Proposals, business reports, letters, and memos
  • Service learning writing projects

Students receive help with all phases of the writing process, from brainstorming ideas to synthesizing sources, tightening arguments, and revising for clarity and style.  WAC tutors do not edit or correct students’ papers;  instead, they work with students to help them strengthen their critical thinking skills and improve their own writing.

Tutor Training
WAC writing tutors, who are drawn from a broad range of majors, are trained to help students with the rhetorical conventions, formats, writing practices, and citation demands of the differing academic disciplines. All first-semester writing tutors enroll in English 491, “Practicum in Teaching Writing,” and take additional tutoring workshops throughout subsequent years on staff.  In addition, beginning tutors are paired with experienced tutors who mentor them during the first year, include them as observers in tutoring sessions, and answer questions that arise about tutoring situations and resources.

WAC administers a writing center and electronic classroom in Room 100 Bobet Hall where students can conduct Internet research, draft papers, consult with writing tutors, and revise their work. The writing center makes available a library of print and online resources for writers, including discipline-specific guides to college writing, dictionaries, handbooks, grammar guides, style and citation guides, and other resources.

WAC’s tutorial services are available on a drop-in basis and by appointment seven days a week; tutoring is offered in a variety of locations, including

  • The WAC Writing Center, Room 100, Bobet Hall
  • The Reference Desk, First Floor, Monroe Library
  • Off-campus via phone consultations and e-mail

Faculty Services
WAC provides one-on-one consultation services to faculty who want to incorporate writing as a learning tool in their classes.  In these consultations, WAC professional staff work with faculty to design sequenced writing assignments for their courses, prepare guidelines for students on approaches to each assignment, and develop grading rubrics that help students identify the strengths and weaknesses of their writing.  WAC staff also offer workshops on these topics as well as others upon request.

Academic Honorary Organizations

The following Loyola chapters of national academic honorary organizations are officially recognized by the university.

  • Alpha Kappa Delta, an International Sociology Honorary Society
  • Alpha Psi Omega, a National Honorary Dramatic Society
  • Alpha Sigma Lambda, Delta Nu Chapter, a National Honor Society for Students in Adult Higher Education
  • Alpha Sigma Nu, a National Jesuit Honor Society
  • Beta Alpha Psi, a National Accounting Honor Fraternity
  • Beta Beta Beta, a National Honor Society in Biology
  • Beta Gamma Sigma, a National Honor Society in Business Administration
  • Blue Key, a National Honor Society
  • Cardinal Key, a National Honor Society
  • Chi Sigma Iota, a National Honor Society in Counseling
  • Dobro Slovo, a National Slavic Honor Society
  • Eta Sigma Phi, a National Honor Society in Classical Studies
  • Kappa Delta Pi, an Honor Society in Education
  • Kappa Tau Alpha, a National Honor Society in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon, a National Honor Society in Economics
  • Phi Alpha Theta, an International History Honor Society
  • Phi Eta Sigma, a National Freshman Honor Society
  • Pi Delta Phi, a National Honor Society in French
  • Pi Sigma Alpha, a National Honor Society in Political Science
  • Psi Chi, a National Honor Society in Psychology
  • Sigma Delta Pi, a National Honor Society in Spanish
  • Sigma Tau Alpha, a National Spanish Honor Society
  • Sigma Tau Delta, a National Honor Society in English
  • Sigma Theta Tau, an Honor Society in Nursing
  • Theta Alpha Kappa, a National Honor Society in Religious Studies

Military Science (ROTC)


OFFICE: Army ROTC Office, Corner of Willow and McAllister, Tulane University

CHAIR AND PROFESSOR: Lieutenant Colonel Willie L. Themes

Loyola students who participate in Army ROTC take their courses on the Tulane University campus. Up to 15 hours of Army ROTC coursework may be used toward the total number of hours required for graduation at Loyola.

Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) is a comprehensive program of studies through which a student can qualify to be commissioned as an officer in the United States Army, the National Guard, or the United States Army Reserve. Students learn leadership and management skills that will help in any profession. The Army ROTC program consists of a two-year basic course, which is open to freshmen and sophomores only, and a two-year advanced course. Non-scholarship students participating in the first year of ROTC do not incur any obligation to the United States Army.

Admission to ROTC is conditional on meeting academic, physical, and age requirements as well as the approval of the professor of military science.

Physical training is an integral part of the ROTC program.

To be commissioned as an officer, a student must complete either the regular four-year program, a three-year program (whereby the basic course is compressed into one year), or a two-year program requiring completion of the summer ROTC basic camp. Advanced placement for ROTC training may be given to veterans and to students with previous ROTC experience. In addition to these requirements, a student must complete at least one course in the area of written communications, military history, and computer literacy.


The Army offers two-, three-, and four-year scholarships to qualified students on a competitive basis. An Army ROTC scholarship is valued up to $16,000 towards tuition and fees. Army ROTC scholarship winners also receive $1,200 for books and a $350 to $500 per month stipend (up to 10 months) each year. Application for the four-year scholarship must be made by high school students before November 15 of their senior year. Applications for the three-year scholarships are made to the professor of military science at Tulane University during the student’s freshman year.
or Scholarship information, contact the Recruiting Operations Officer, Samantha Lucas at


Association of the United States Army, Color Guard, Scabbard and Blade Honor Society, Ranger Company, and Ranger Challenge Team are open to interested and qualified military science students. At least two field training exercises are conducted each year plus other off-campus activities.


Upon commissioning as a second lieutenant, the officer may fulfill the required service obligation of eight years in either the Active Army, National Guard, or the United States Army Reserve. The officer may request that the active duty obligation be deferred while pursuing postgraduate education.


The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) offers two-, three- and four-year programs through which students, upon graduation, earn a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Through a comprehensive program of both academics and hands-on training, students have the unique opportunity to enhance their interpersonal skills in the areas of communications, teamwork, leadership, and management.

The four- and three-year program is divided into two parts: the General Military Course (GMC) for freshmen and sophomores and the Professional Officers Course (POC) for juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Students in the GMC attend a one-hour class and a two-hour laboratory each week, while the POC students attend three hours of class and conduct the two-hour laboratory weekly. All AFROTC classes and laboratories are conducted at Tulane’s University Square complex.

The two-year program consists of the Professional Officer Course only. Interested students should apply for the two-year program during the first semester of their sophomore year. Selected candidates will attend a five-week field training session prior to entry into the POC. Applicants must have four semesters of either undergraduate or graduate work remaining after attendance at our summer field training session.

Students may enroll in the GMC without incurring any military obligation. Entry into the POC is competitive. All students in the four- and three-year program must compete for a slot at one of our four-week field training camps. Field training sessions, for which applicants are paid and yet incur no military obligation, are held in the summer and are normally attended between the sophomore and junior years. Non-scholarship students do not incur any commitment to military service until they begin the POC. Students may also register for an Aerospace Studies course for academic credit only, without joining the cadet corps.

Textbooks and uniforms are issued without cost; POC cadets and GMC scholarship cadets qualify for a $300 - $500 nontaxable monthly allowance during the academic year.

The Air Force offers some excellent scholarship opportunities in a wide variety of academic majors. These scholarships cover tuition, most university fees and $900 per year for books. Contact AFROTC Detachment 320, Tulane University, at (504) 865-5394 or for up-to-date information on the AFROTC program and scholarship eligibility. Work with your adviser for integration of Aerospace Studies into your academic program.


Loyola University offers the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) through a cross-enrollment agreement with the NROTC Unit, Tulane University. There are three general programs through which students can qualify for commissions in the naval service: The United States Naval Academy, The NROTC Navy or Marine option programs, and direct accession through Officer Candidate School. The NROTC program at Tulane University offers students the opportunity to earn a commission in the Navy or Marine Corps through four-year, three-year, and two-year scholarship programs, and through the NROTC College Program. Students matriculating to Loyola University, who have not already been awarded an NROTC scholarship, may participate in the NROTC College Program and compete for a three-year scholarship. These students are selected from applicants each year by the Professor of Naval Science.

NROTC scholarship program students are selected annually on a nationwide competitive basis. They receive four-year scholarships that include full tuition, university fees, uniforms, textbooks, and a $200 per-month subsistence stipend. Scholarship students participate in paid summer training periods and receive commissions in the Navy or Marine Corps Reserve as ensigns or second lieutenants upon graduation. They have a minimum four-year active duty obligation after commissioning, followed by four years in the inactive reserves.

NROTC college program students are selected from applicants each year by the professor of naval science. Students may apply to participate in the college program any time during their freshman year. They participate on a four-year naval science program with one paid summer training period (between junior and senior years) and receive commissions in the Navy or Marine Corps Reserve upon graduation. They incur a minimum four-year active duty obligation, followed by four years in the inactive reserves. College program students are furnished uniforms and naval science textbooks and a subsistence stipend of $400 per month during their junior and senior years. Additionally, four-year college program students may compete nationally for a three-year or two-year NROTC scholarship.

NROTC two-year college scholarship program participants are selected from local undergraduate applicants. To apply, students should contact the NROTC unit on campus not later than the middle of the first semester of the sophomore year or the first semester of the third year if in a five-year program. Applicants who are qualified and accepted attend a six-week Naval Science Institute at Newport, Rhode Island, during the summer prior to entering the program. Travel expenses are paid to and from the institute, and candidates receive approximately $500 in salary, plus meals and lodging from the training period. Upon successful completion of the Naval Science Institute, the students are enrolled in the NROTC program in the fall. Students then receive full tuition scholarships plus $350 per month in subsistence for the remaining two years of college. Active duty obligations are a minimum of four years of active duty followed by four years in the inactive reserves.

Those students who desire a Navy or Marine Corps commission but do not participate in NROTC programs may apply for the direct accession program that leads to a commission upon completion of degree requirements and Officer Candidate School.

The Naval ROTC Unit sponsors many teams in campus intramural sports and many specialty organizations that represent the unit on campus and throughout Louisiana and the southern United States. These include the Drill Team, the Drum and Bugle Corps, the Cannon Crew, and the Color Guard, all of which participate in many Mardi Gras parades and other unit and university functions. Other special organizations which include NROTC representation are the Anchor and Chain Society and The Raiders.

If you have any questions, please call the NROTC Unit, Tulane University at (504) 865-5104, or, on campus, dial extension 5104.