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OCELTS Mission

The mission of the Office of Community Engaged Learning, Teaching and Scholarship (OCELTS) is to help Loyola embody the Jesuit vision of a university with and for local and global communities and to support community engagement across campus.

What We Do

  • Implement and recognize community engaged teaching, learning, and scholarly initiatives that are distinctly well-organized, high-quality, and social justice-oriented;
  • Advocate for policies and infrastructure that empower and inspire Loyola faculty, students and staff to prioritize and undertake meaningful community engagement activities in a spirit of partnership and reciprocity;
  • Facilitate a culture of accountability and impact where objectives are measurable, data drives decision-making, planning and assessment loops are closed, and transparency is the norm.


Driven by Loyola's university-wide community engagement objectives, our vision is that all Loyola students, faculty and staff will have the skills and willingness to navigate the complex path to a more just world, including an advanced understanding of social justice and the opportunity and commitment to contribute to social justice in their personal and professional lives. We envision a university which, through a strong network of sustainable, focused partnerships, makes a positive impact on the world through service, awareness, advocacy and systemic change. In this vision, Loyola is distinguished as an anchor institution “with and for” its communities.

    Contact the OCELTS Staff

    Typhanie Jasper-Butler, Director 

    Phone: 504-865-2283
    Fax: 504-865-2323
    Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

    Marquette 312 (Campus Map)
    6363 St. Charles Avenue
    Campus Box 115
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70118