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Loyola University Chicago (U.S.)

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[University flag] image located by Dave Fowler, 2 March 2020

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There are maroon and gold L flags:


There is also an official flag for LUCs Stritch School of Medicine.


Dave Fowler, 3 March 2020


Loyola University Chicago (Loyola or LUC) is a private Jesuit research university in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1870 by the Society of Jesus, Loyola is one of the largest Catholic universities in the United States. Its namesake is Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Loyola's professional schools include programs in medicine, nursing, and health sciences anchored by the Loyola University Medical Center. It is classified among 'R2: Doctoral Universities High research activity'. Comprising thirteen colleges and schools, Loyola offers more than 80 undergraduate and 140 graduate/professional programs and enrolls approximately 17,000 students. Loyola has six campuses across the Chicago metropolitan area, as well as a campus in Rome and guest programs in Beijing and Ho Chi Minh City. The flagship Lake Shore Campus is on the shores of Lake Michigan in the Rogers Park and Edgewater neighborhoods of Chicago, just over seven miles north of the Loop. Source:
Paul Bassinson, 2 July 2022

Description of the flag

Flag of Loyola University Chicago was reported in the university bookstore.

The University presents itself at
"Loyola University Chicago is one of the largest of the 28 Jesuit universities and colleges in the United States, with three campuses in the greater Chicago area, plus the Rome Center in Italy, and nine schools and colleges."

The well-organized Jesuits provide a 'Logo Usage' page: and a history:

"Two wolves. The two wolves eating at a cauldron are taken from the heraldic crest carved in the lintel on St. Ignatius' family home in Loyola, Spain. The imagery refers to the prosperity and generosity of the Loyola family who, after feeding family, retainers and soldiers, had food enough to feed the animals.

Date. 1870 is the year Loyola University Chicago was founded.

Motto. The Latin "AD MAJOREM DEI GLORIAM" (for the greater glory of God) is the motto of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) as well as of Loyola University Chicago. Although the logo has been given a modern look, the motto was not translated into English because Latin is a significant factor in the Jesuit educational tradition and reflects Loyola's commitment to a core liberal arts education.

Striped field. The field with seven stripes represents the seven Loyola brothers, from the maternal side of the family, who distinguished themselves in battle in the 14th century."

Loyola University (and various school) PMS colours:

For a picture of the Loyola arms on the family home, see:

Several educational institutions bear one form or other of these arms.

Jan Mertens, 22 December 2005


[Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago seal] image located by Paul Bassinson, 1 October 2017


[logo] image located by Paul Bassinson, 7 July 2022

Stritch School of Medicine

[flag] image located by Dave Fowler, 11 September 2022