Loyola University Chicago

Loyola Chicago Retiree Association (LUCRA)



The Loyola Chicago Retiree Association is committed to developing and continuing alliances within the University Community to expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice, and faith.

Our Vision:

The Loyola University Retiree Association embraces the Vision of Loyola University Chicago and will assist students, faculty, and administrators as they strive to serve humanity.  The group values freedom of inquiry, the pursuit of truth, and care of others and embraces a commitment to excellence, service that promotes social justice, values based leadership, and global awareness.


The Loyola University Retiree Association seeks to provide opportunities for its members to support and collaborate with one another, especially on interdisciplinary projects, and to provide service to the University community by, for example:

  • Teaching existing or new courses and/or serving as a visiting lecturer in an areas of expertise
  • Providing coaching and mentorship to students and junior faculty and soon to be retired faculty
  • Participating on research teams, including initiating or contributing to research projects and applying for internal and external grants
  • Serving on appropriate University committees, including thesis and dissertation committees
  • Creating conferences for the Loyola community as well as continuing education opportunities for the community at large
  • Contribute to the University’s global initiatives by expanding the network of global affiliates
  • Connecting emeriti faculty with one another and linking them to the University and to University events
  • Assisting in documenting University, School, and Department histories
  • Engaging with Advancement in reaching potential donors to the University