Loyola University New Orleans has, at the heart of its mission as a Jesuit institution, the intention to be a place where all students, staff, faculty, and guests feel welcome, inspired, and included. We do this every day and across all areas of the institution. We are truly “people for others” and seek to foster that spirit in who we are and what we do. We invite you to learn more about diversity and inclusion at Loyola by exploring this website and related sites, and to get involved in the many organizations and activities that are available to the community.



Fall 2015 Class

  • 663 first-years
  • 94 transfers
  • 53% students of color
  • 38% from Louisiana (74% from the NOLA metro)
  • 61% 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: 41% male/59% female; Freshmen: 40% male/60% female
  • Ethnic minorities represent 39% of all undergraduates; 39% of all freshmen
  • 55 percent are from out of state; 49 states (plus DC, PR, VI), 5 percent are international; 51 countries are represented
  • 93 percent are full-time; 7 percent part-time
  • 87 percent of undergraduates receive some form of financial aid


This plan calls for our university to fulfill the promise found in Loyola’s mission that “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.” The plan calls for the university to focus activities on four overarching strategies to cultivate a learning-centered community:

• 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 University New Orleans is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion by sustaining a university-wide commitment to implement a multi-faceted, comprehensive diversity program that will accomplish the following goals:

Our Goals

• We work to advance diversity and inclusion as core strategic priorities in planning.
• We strive to create more inclusive student enrollment efforts and 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, the faculty, in cooperation with the staff, strives to educate the whole student and to benefit the larger community.
• We strive to promote thinking critically and acting justly, providing students with the opportunity to embody the Ignatian ideals of faith, truth, justice, and service.
• By capitalizing on our diversity Loyola University New Orleans promotes and produces greater learning outcomes and better prepares students for an increasingly diverse workforce and multicultural society.


The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will collaborate with organizations on campus to provide impacted parties of 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 Liv Newman at lknewman@loyno.edu

Office of Student Affairs, Incident Reporting Form

This report form is for the use of current students, faculty, staff as well as Loyola University New Orleans community members. Please provide detailed information regarding the bias incident you are referring. 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 are usually associated with negative feelings and beliefs with respect to others race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age social class, political affiliation, disability, veteran status, club affiliation or organizational membership.

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 the the Student Code of Conduct. You should complete the Title IX Report Form to submit a concern regarding one of the aformentioned alleged violations.

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