Welcome to Diversity and Inclusion at Loyola University New Orleans! At the heart of Loyola’s mission as a Jesuit institution is our commitment to being a place where all students, staff, faculty, and guests feel welcome, inspired, and supported. We work to achieve this every day and across all areas of the institution, because that is what it means to us to be “people with and for others.” We strive to foster a spirit of mutual recognition and support—to be a community in which all people can thrive.

Come see us in Bobet 110, and please feel free to join our efforts! You belong here.



Fall 2017 Class

  • 803 first-years
  • 90 transfers
  • 39% male/61% female
  • 40% students of color
  • 43% ethnic minorities
  • 36% from Louisiana
  • 63% from out of state
  • 2% international students
  • Top states represented: LA, TX, CA, and FL

Top Louisiana high schools represented

  • Ben Franklin High School in New Orleans, LA
  • Chalmette High School in Chalmette, LA
  • Jesuit High School, New Orleans, La
  • Haynes Academy, Metairie, LA
  • Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, Natchitoches, LA

Undergraduate Profile

  • Undergraduate: 40% male/60% female
  • 40% are ethnic minorities
  • 57% are from out of state; 48 states (+ DC, PR, VI)
  • 4% are international; 40 countries are represented
  • 94% are full-time; 6% part-time
  • 74% of undergraduates receive financial aid


Transforming Loyola 2020, the university strategic plan, calls us to fulfill Loyola’s mission by focusing on four overarching, learning-centered strategies. We are …

• dedicated to a high-quality, experiential, and values-based education.
• devoted to students’ discovery of their career and a life of service.
• infused by the cultures and traditions of New Orleans.
• rooted in the Jesuit and Catholic mission of the University.

Read the full Inclusion Strategy


Loyola University New Orleans, a Jesuit and Catholic institution of higher education, welcomes students of diverse backgrounds and prepares them to lead meaningful lives with and for others; to pursue truth, wisdom, and virtue; and to work for a more just world. Loyola is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity by sustaining a university-wide commitment to the following goals:

Our Goals

• We work to advance diversity, inclusion, and equity as core strategic priorities in planning.
• We strive to create more inclusive student enrollment efforts and a more supportive retention strategy for students of color.
• We strive to create an inclusive learning and work environment through teaching, research, creative activities, and service. Our faculty and staff strive to educate the whole student and to benefit the larger community.
• We strive to promote critical thinking and just action, embodying the Ignatian ideals of faith, truth, justice, and service.
• By capitalizing on our diversity, Loyola University New Orleans produces greater learning outcomes and prepares students for an increasingly diverse workforce and multicultural society.


The Office of Diversity and Inclusion collaborates with organizations on campus to provide parties affected by bias a safe, secure and confidential avenue to be heard and supported. If you would like to participate in this effort, send a brief email to Sybol Anderson at scanders@loyno.edu

Office of Student Affairs, Incident Reporting Form

This report form is for use by students, faculty, staff, and guests of Loyola. Please provide detailed information regarding the bias incident you are reporting. A bias incident is an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, violence, or criminal offense committed against any person, group, or property that appears to be intentional and motivated by prejudice or bias. Such incidents are usually associated with negative feelings and beliefs with respect to a person’s race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, political affiliation, disability, veteran status, club affiliation, or organizational membership.
Bias Incident Report

This form is used to report information necessary to initiate an investigation of alleged discrimination, harassment, sexual or gender-harassment, domestic or dating violence, stalking or retaliation pursuant to Loyola’s Student Code of Conduct , Title IX Policy, and Discrimination and Harassment Policy.
Title IX Report

To file an anonymous whistleblower report, please call Loyola’s Reportline at (855) 312-9257. Be advised that any retaliation against those reporting, either in person or anonymously, will not be tolerated.