The Ignatian Leaders were formed in 2006 as a cohort of student leaders who, through the teachings and philosophy of St. Ignatius of Loyola, create an intentional connection between the student community and the University administration. Each cohort of 10-12 student are nominated through a campus process, selected, and then invited to join the cohort of juniors and seniors for the academic year. Some of the best and brightest on campus, these students participate in a year-long discernment process and create a community of support for each other.
Students must meet all of the following to be selected annually:
Studying abroad will not necessarily prevent a student from being selected, but students must be on campus for at least one quarter.
Selection of Ignatian Leaders are made by the previous Ignatian Leader group and finalized by the Vice President for Student Development and the President.
The Ignatian Leader nomination process occurs in the Spring Quarter of every academic year. For more information about the nomination process, please contact Bernie Liang and Tammy Liddell.
“[L]ove ought to manifest itself in deeds rather than in words.... love consists in a mutual sharing of goods, for example, the lover gives and shares with the beloved what he possesses, or something of that which he has or is able to give; and vice versa, the beloved shares with the lover. Hence, if one has knowledge, he shares it with the one who does not possess it; and so also if one has honors, or riches. Thus, one always gives to the other.”