Loyd Leadership Opportunities! APPLY NOW! IT’S EASY!

What better to do on a snow day than apply for Loyd Leadership Opportunities!

We have several exciting opportunities available to you for the 2015-2016 school year.

Here is a quick summary of the timelines.

Opportunity Application Deadline Application Link
Loyd Commons Council President Wed., February 25, 2015 at 11:59pm CLICK HERE
Loyd Peer Leader

·         Peer Academic Leader

·         Peer Dialogue Leader

·         Peer Health Educator

Wed., February 25, 2015 CLICK HERE

(you’ll need to login to orgs@smu with your SMU ID and password)

Loyd Mentor (BRAND NEW!) Friday, March 6, 2015 CLICK HERE
Loyd Commons Council Cabinet

·         5 positions available

Friday, March 6, 2015 CLICK HERE


  • There are incentives for each position, however the incentives should not be the reason you are applying for any of these positions. They each provide great leadership experience and an opportunity to serve your fellow Loyd students.
  • You can hold multiple positions of the ones listed above – EXCEPT you cannot hold multiple Peer Leader positions. For example, you can be a Loyd Mentor, Commons Council President, and the Peer Academic Leader. But you cannot be holding positions of Peer Academic Leader & Peer Dialogue Leader concurrently.

Below is information on each specific opportunity!


Hello Loyd Commons,

I hope y’all have had a great week! Though the spring semester is still in full swing, your Commons Council and Staff are working hard towards next school year. Yesterday, the application was released for Commons Council President. This is a great opportunity to build and share your skills and leadership experience, and I encourage you to apply!

The application process is as follows:

  • ​​An online application is now available and is due next Wednesday, February 25th at 11:59PM. Here is the link:
  • Interviews will take place on March 2nd and March 3rd. The interviews will consist of you, the Residential Community Director and/or Faculty in Residence, representatives from the Assembly of Residential Housing, and me.
  • The interviewers will narrow the application pool to three candidates. Those candidates will be able to campaign in Loyd, and residents will be able to go to a meeting to hear the candidates share their ideas (the date will be arranged later).
  • Everyone in Loyd will have an opportunity to vote on March 18th.

Residence Life and Student Housing (RLSH) and the Assembly are currently finalizing a compensation plan for the Commons Council Presidents. We should know for sure what this looks like in the next week or so.

Please feel free to reach out to me (mprappas@smu.edu) if you would like to talk about what the President position entails.


Michael Prappas

Loyd Commons Council President, 2014-2015


Get involved in our Commons!

Apply to be a Peer Leader Today!

The SMU Peer Leaders are a diverse group of students committed to engaging residents of their commons and making the community a place to live, learn and grow.  There are three different types of peer leaders:

Peer Dialogue Leader, Peer Health Educator and Peer Academic Leader

Each position has its own unique benefits.  All three positions are designed to enhance the residential experience in tandem with faculty in residence, staff and RAs.  So apply today, and start making a difference in your community.

APPLICATIONS DUE: February 25th, 2015

Click here for more information and here to apply today!

You are encouraged to contact our current Peer Leaders to ask them about their experience!

·         Peer Academic Leader – Mattie Casey – mbcasey@smu.edu

·         Peer Dialogue Leader – D’Marquis Allen – dallen@smu.edu

·         Peer Health Educator – Carlyle Reid – carlyler@smu.edu


The Loyd Mentor program was created to help enhance the experience of first year students living in our commons. Loyd Mentors will serve as an integral part of first year experience of Loyd residents.  By providing overall personal and academic support and resources for first year students, the Loyd Mentors will help ensure that our first year students will have a successful year. Being a Loyd Mentor is a great way to give back to Loyd and SMU by using your experience and knowledge of SMU to help someone else.

Fun Opportunities for Mentors

·         Be a part of the Welcome Crew and help welcome Loyd first years into the community!

·         Attend Mustang Corral as a Leader! Corral will be very different this year! Those selected to be Loyd Mentors would NOT need to apply to be Corral Leaders for Loyd. (this is a change in information that was shared previously)

·         Plan fun get-togethers with your Loyd Mentor group!

CLICK HERE to learn more about being a Loyd Mentor and to see the full position description!

Questions??? Contact Evan Lewis, Class of 2018 Representative at ealewis@smu.edu

or Austin Johnson, Class of 2017 Representative at ahjohnson@smu.edu

or Ty Krueger at tkrueger@smu.edu


The Commons Council is an influential group in Loyd Commons as they have the opportunity to decide what happens in Loyd.  For instance, the Commons Council Committees lead the community in various events including Homecoming, Family Weekend, and Intramurals. While they also decide what improvements need to be made in the community from overall aesthetic to specific details about what types of furniture we have in lounges – i.e. check out the Game Room.  This group will continue to help us move into the future as a successful Commons.

The Commons Council recently realigned position responsibilities after working on a Strategic Plan that will help shape the development of our Commons for the next several years.  These new positions will provide fun leadership experiences for those that get to serve in them.

Don’t miss your chance to be a Decision Maker for Loyd!  APPLY HERE!

Questions? Contact Michael Prappas, Loyd Commons Council President 2014-2015 at mprappas@smu.edu


Study Selfie!Brought to you by the Loyd Academics Committee


Be a Loyd Leader!!!


Come learn about awesome leadership opportunities for Loyd 2015-2016!

Loyd Leaders Flyer - Spring 2015

Loyd Banquet February 2015 Save the DateCLICK HERE TO RSVP!


Check out the new section of our blog!

One of our first Loyd Commons Traditions is our Pinning Ceremony!


Cabell getting pinned

Join the Loyd Secret Service! ;-)

sss ad

It’s PURPOSE Week!!!

Purpose Week tv screen

What about those Loyd Values??? We have some great things in store for you this semester!!!

Values Programming Flyer Spring 2015

Meet Lucy McCollom! New 5th Floor RA!


Loyd Ledger – November 10, 2014

Hello Loyd Commons!

Here is your Community Update for the week!  This week is Homecoming Week!  Great work to our Campus Traditions Committee for their work on our Peruna and Banner!  Check out the peruna in front of Clements Hall and the banner hung in Hughes-Trigg Student Center!

peruna and banner

Here are some big upcoming events! (more details are below)

Wednesday, November 12, 5:00pm Deadline to sign up for the next DDDD! See below for details!
Wednesday, November 12, 9:00pm Sing Song Info Session! Come to the Loyd 1st Floor Lounge to learn how to join the team!
Thursday, November 13, 8:00PM FIRFO Fun in FIR Apartment! Fun with Buster & Winston! Snacks provided!


*****FIRFO FUN*****Thanks to everyone that attended the first FIRFO Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives of Dallas!The next FIRFO Fun will be on November 13 at 8:00PM!

buster and winston

The next Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives of Dallas will be on Monday, November 17.  The sign-up will start next week!

*****RCC HOURS*****DSC_1049Hello Loyd!!! I am Roni Davis, your Resident Community Chaplain!

I am here to be a confidential listening ear and support for anything and everything you may have going on in your life.

My community hours are:

  • Mondays – 6pm-7:30pm
  • Tuesdays – 6:30pm-7pm
  • Wednesday – 7pm-9pm

When not in Loyd, you can reach me at vdavis@smu.edu!


Need something to do on Friday or Saturday night? Feel like staying in this weekend? Looking for a way to relax and hang out with friends or meet some new friends? Come join us for a Loyd Movie Night at 9:00PM in the 1st Floor Lounge!!!

Friday:poster-monsters-incHosted by Margie Saturday:Monsters-university-posterHosted by Jose

Notes from our Loyd Peer Leaders

From Your Peer Health Educator – Carlyle ReidHello Loydians! For those of y’all who don’t read the emails from the Health Center, I thought that this was extremely relevant. This week is the week the “sick season” starts, and as the weather starts to get colder, more of us are getting sick. These are completely free, and if you want to go study abroad, you MUST have the specific type of flu shot that SMU gives out for free!
From Your Peer for Academic Enhancement – Laura MasonDo you need math help?My name is Laura Mason and I am Loyd’s Peer for Academic Enhancement. I am here to help you with all your math problems. I have math experience up to Calculus III and am available to help in any math class below that.

I will be holding office hours every Sunday and Thursday from 7:30-8:30 pm.

If you have any questions about math or how to find another tutor, contact me at ljmason@smu.edu!

From Your Peer Academic Leader (PAL) – Mattie CaseyDROP-IN HOURS!!PAL drop-in hours are 6pm-9pm every MONDAYS!!!

Diners-Drive-Ins-Dives-Sign_01D-Cubed is sponsored by our awesome Loyd Faculty in Residence, Professor Mark Fontenot!  Cost for dinner is covered by the FIR! FREE for you!!! Join our FIR to check out some local hidden treasures!

Our second D-Cubed will be at Louis’!


We have space for 8 residents on each trip!  Sign-up now to reserve your spot!  Deadline to sign-up is Wednesday, November 12 at 5:00PM!

CLICK HERE to Sign-up!!!

You will be emailed a confirmation on Friday after the deadline!

Important Details:

  • Date – Monday, November 17
  • Meet in the 1st Floor Lounge at 5:45pm
  • Arrive at Louis’ for dinner at 6:00pm!

Questions? Contact mfonten@smu.edu

Sing Song Recruitment

Habitat Flyer

save the date - winter 2014