4 Annual Themes

Each year, the foundation for ITL programming initiatives are derived and focused on one of the four annual themes which are interwoven within the Ignatian core values. The four-year cyclical process provides a platform that allows each incoming class to experience a deep dive into each theme throughout their college career.

 

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GRATITUDE ATTITUDE

 

  • Reflecting on and reframing challenges and setbacks as opportunities for growth
  • Using reflection, mindfulness and centering practices like the Ignatian Examen
  • Seeking out the beautiful, positive and good in each day and in all situations
  • Expressing an "attitude of gratitude" and an appreciation for the gifts and blessings of each day

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ALL IN. ALL ONE. ALL DOLPHINS.

 

  • Being willing to put needs and goals of the team/department first
  • Holding self and others accountable for goals, values and commitments
  • Supporting others in times of desolation and hardship; celebrating and encouraging others in times of success
  • Creating an atmosphere of love, care, leadership and service to one another
  • Having the courage to confront tough issues

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CHOOSE THE BETTER

 

  • Discerning the better course of action in all things; making choices that lead to excellence
  • Pushing outside of one's comfort zone to aspire for greatness
  • Accepting accountability and responsibility for your actions
  • Communicating in a way that respects, motivates and promotes growth and improvement

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BE THE CHANGE

 

  • Education on Bystander Intervention - hazing, sexual assault, binge drinking and other unhealthy behaviors
  • Showing a willingness to speak up, stand up and step out for what is right 
  • Exhibiting compassion and respect for others who are less fortunate or who are marginalized - embracing our differences and diversity in both word and action
  • Assisting the poor in spirit, character, talent or financial resources
  • Encouraging participation in educational, experiential, service learning and social justice opportunities

Learn how it all began:

More information about our 5 Core Values: