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FaithActs Policies and Procedures

To ensure that each student has a comfortable and safe experience, the FaithActs Summer Youth Theology Institute operates under the following policies and procedures.

Procedures | Policies


Application Procedures

  • Students must complete an online application. Applications are due by Saturday, April 14th, 2018.
  • Students may earn 60 service hours or 3 college credits.
  • For the opportunity to earn 3 college credits, students must apply separately to the Dual Enrollment Early Scholars Program on the Undergraduate Admissions website
  • Early Scholars Dual Enrollment Application Requirements
  • Complete and submit the Early Scholars Non-Degree Seeking Application and personal essay.
  • Be currently enrolled in an accredited local high school (grades 9-12 only) with the intention to graduate OR be enrolled in an accredited local homeschool with the intention to either earn a state diploma or GED.
  • Submit an official verified high school transcript (or homeschool transcript) with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA).
  • Submit official verified standardized test scores. Students must present SAT and/or ACT testing scores. Students wishing to pursue courses in mathematics must present a Math sub-score of at least 580 on the SAT or 24 on the ACT. This requirement may be waived at the discretion of the Director of Admissions if the student presents compelling evidence of success in the classroom.
  • Letter of permission and recommendation from the high school guidance counselor and/or principal.
  • Letter of permission and signature of approval from the student’s parent or legal guardian.
  • Complete an interview with a designated university official, if necessary.
  • Early Scholars interested in enrolling in one of the university’s music ensembles must interview with the ensemble chair in addition to completing the application
  • *Acceptance to the FaithActs Institute does not guarantee acceptance to the Early Scholars Program. Thus, if a student is not accepted to the Early Scholars Program, they will earn 60 service hours for their participation in the FaithActs Institute.

Cost and Registration

  • The cost to attend this institute is $500. Scholarships are available.
  • Once a student has been accepted to the FaithActs Summer Youth Theology Institute, a parent or legal guardian must complete the registration process online and pay the tuition.
  • The fee covers meals, housing, airport pick-up, and transportation to and from FaithActs activities in New Orleans.

Travel To and From Campus

Please provide your travel flight details to us so that we can arrange pick up from the New Orleans International Aiport (MSY). Students will be picked up in marked Loyola University vans, driven by certified University leaders.


FaithActs Summer Institute Policies

Dorm and Campus Facilities

  • Smoking is not permitted.
  • Coed visitation in the residence halls is permitted in the first-floor lobby area only. The only people permitted in rooms are staff, members of the participant's immediate family, the participant's roommate and other participants of the same gender residing in that residence hall.
  • Participants will abide by nightly curfews and “Lights Out” announcements from the Director or Program Mentors. Participants must be in their own room at lights out and remain there until morning. Any use of cell phones or other electronic devices is prohibited after "Lights Out."
  • Electronic devices, including cell phones, cameras, ipads, etc., are expressly prohibited in bathrooms and showers.
  • Participants should keep their rooms locked at all times even if leaving the room for only a few minutes. Neither Loyola University New Orleans, nor the FaithActs Institute staff, is responsible for lost or stolen items. A participant should take room key when leaving the room. Those who lose a key must pay for a replacement. Leave excess money and valuables at home. Valuables, including jewelry, iPods, cell phones, radios, cd players, etc., may be brought to the Institute, but only at participant’s own risk.
  • Any individual found tampering with any fire equipment (i.e. fire extinguishers, fire alarms, smoke detectors, etc.) will be dismissed from camp immediately. Participants may not interfere with any security system or tamper with locks in participant rooms and other areas.
  • Participants must abide by rules and guidelines set by the instructors for each academic facility in use.
  • Vandalism and pranks will not be permitted. Any damages caused in rooms or common areas will be charged to the responsible party. Replacement cost will be charged to anyone who removes or damages University property.

Personal Conduct

  • No bullying, harassment, or hateful, violent speech will be tolerated.
  • Campus regulations prohibit the use of alcohol and other illegal substances. Participants may not possess, use, distribute, or sell alcoholic beverages, drugs, firearms, weapons or fireworks.
  • Participants must never misuse internet privileges. Attempting to access unauthorized sites is strictly prohibited.

Program Requirements

  • Participants must attend all workshops, classes, and planned social or recreational activities. Full participation is the only way a participant can gain real value and fulfill the service requirement.
  • Participants will refrain from using electronic devices (i.e. cell phones, iPads, computers, etc.) during instructional periods unless authorized by camp counselors or University faculty and staff.

Travel Off-Campus

  • Participants are not allowed to drive or ride in personal vehicles during the dates of the program unless they receive specific permission to do so from the FaithActs Director. While we understand that some participants will drive to the campus, our policy is that they must turn their car keys in to the Director for the duration of the workshop. Any vehicles parked on campus must have a University Parking Permit. Parking permits will be issued during on-site registration, and clear instructions will be given as to where parking is authorized. It will be the responsibility of the participant to secure a permit, properly place the permit in the vehicle, park the vehicle in an authorized space, and turn the keys in to the Director for safekeeping during the program. Neither Loyola University New Orleans, nor the camp staff, will be responsible for damage to vehicles or for any parking tickets, fines, or towing charges that result from violations.
  • Participants are to remain on campus for the duration of the program unless program activities require otherwise. If a participant needs to leave campus for some reason, the FaithActs Director and Program Coordinator must receive prior written permission from the parent or guardian, and grant specific permission.


For more information, please contact the Loyola Institute for Ministry by email at or contact Materrinan Zehyoue Phone: 504-865-3726 Email: