Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit, Catholic university committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus. Accordingly, our mission is to inspire students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world.

Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam is the Latin motto of the Jesuits, meaning "For the greater glory of God." It has been the cornerstone of the philosophy underlying Jesuit excellence for more than 500 years. This phrase, perhaps more than any other, informs the mission of a Loyal education. Through it, all members of the Loyola family understand how Loyolaa's Jesuit tradition encourages personal transformation and development.