About

Statement of Inclusion

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.

We are committed to sustaining multi-faceted, inclusive diversity programs that accomplish the following goals:

  • Advancing diversity and inclusion as core strategic priorities in planning.
  • Creating more inclusive student enrollment efforts and more supportive retention strategy for students of color.
  • Creating inclusive learning and work environments through teaching, research, creative activities, and service: educating the whole student and benefiting the larger community.
  • Promoting critical thinking and just action, embodying the Ignatian ideals of faith, truth, justice, and service.

By capitalizing on our diversity, Loyola produces greater learning outcomes and better prepares students for an increasingly diverse workforce and multicultural society.

Statement from the President

    Tania Tetlow, J.D.

Universities are places that bring people together, from across all kinds of difference, and that give them chances to learn, grow, and understand each other better.

As a Jesuit, Catholic university in one of the world’s most vibrant cities, Loyola University New Orleans offers us many opportunities to engage each other in ways that deepen our character and help us become the best versions of ourselves. Our community is committed to being people for and with others. We not only imagine a world that is more inclusive and just; we strive to create it. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion promotes a university-wide commitment to inclusive excellence: achieving academic excellence through cura personalis, caring for the whole person. This means engaging the rich diversity of experiences and perspectives represented by all who inhabit our campuses and fostering an environment in which everyone feels a sense of safety and belonging. It means reaping the full rewards of our wonderful diversity.    

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee develops and recommends programming, curricular, and other university-wide initiatives addressing diversity. Members of the committee include faculty representatives from each of the colleges and library, Student Government Association, and other relevant offices. Learn more

Events

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The Office of Diversity & Inclusion offers a wide range of programs that increase interpersonal understanding and foster a spirit of inclusion and belonging.  

 

2018-2019 Theme: “Encountering Each Other”

 

Past Events

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 3:30-4:45 p.m. Library, Seminar Room 1

 

“Returning Forest Darlings”: 

Gay Liberationist Sanctuary in the Deeper South, 1973-1981

The ODI Seminar: “Encountering Heritage and History” Jason Ezell, Instruction and Research Coordinator Thursday, April 25, 2019 3:30 – 4:30 pm Whitney Presentation Room, Thomas Hall    

 

Meeting of the Choir: “Unheard Voices”

Student Peace Conference Event Thursday, April 11, 2019

12:30-1:45 p.m. Audubon Room  

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Subcommittee Meetings

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 3:30-4:45 p.m. Library, Seminar Rooms 1 and 3

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 3:30-4:45 p.m. Library, Seminar Room 1    

 

The Real Meaning of Black Lives Matter

The ODI Seminar: “Encountering Heritage and History” Heather Malveaux, University Minister for Social Justice & Immersion Programs Friday, February 22, 2019 3:30 – 4:30 pm Whitney Presentation Room, Thomas Hall    

 

 

The Other Black History

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 7:00 p.m. Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall 3rd Floor Learn more    

 

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Subcommittee Meetings

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 3:30-4:45 p.m. Library, Seminar Rooms 1 and 3

 

Meeting of the Choir

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:30-1:45 p.m. Miller 114

 

Film & Discussion: The Canary Effect

with Prof. Gregory O. Gagnon

Thursday, February 7, 2019 12:20-1:45 pm College of Law, Room 405 Learn more    

 

 

Maurice Carlos Ruffin: We Cast a Shadow

1718 Reading Series

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 7:00 pm The Columns Hotel 3811 St. Charles Avenue Learn more    

 

 

 

Tattoos/Tat-Two’s: Self-Discovery & Otherness

An MLK Week Reflection

The ODI Seminar: “Encountering Heritage and History” Dr. Jean Brager, Assistant Professor of Languages & Cultures with Erin Haynes, Adelaide LaTorre, and Darian Ritter Friday, January 25, 2019 3:30 – 4:30 pm Whitney Presentation Room, Thomas Hall  

 

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Tuesday, January 13, 2019 3:30-4:45 p.m. Library, Seminar Room 4

 

Meeting of the Choir

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 12:30-1:45 p.m. Miller Hall Room 114

 

Reimagining the Jesuit Liberal Arts Curriculum:

From Multiculturalism to Pluriculturalism

The Faculty & Staff Seminar: “Encountering Heritage and History” Dr. Natasha Bingham, Assistant Professor of Political Science Dr. Tracey Lamont, Assistant Professor of Religious Education Dr. Sybol Anderson, Chief Diversity Officer Thursday, November 29, 2018 3:30 – 4:30 pm Whitney Presentation Room, Thomas Hall

 

Tattoos/Ta-Two’s

Hosted by the First Year Experience Tuesday, November 20, 2018 7:00-8:30 p.m. Roussel Hall Learn more  

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 3:30-4:45 p.m. Library, Seminar Room 3  

 

Q-Advocates Training

Monday, November 12, 2018 5:00-8:00 p.m. The Audubon Room, Danna Center, 2nd Floor Learn more  

 

 

How to Apply for Food Stamps

Thursday, November 8, 2018 7:00 p.m. Monroe Hall 610

 

 

 

Film & Discussion: The Canary Effect

Thursday, November 1, 2018 12:30-1:45 pm Bobet 332 Learn more    

 

 

 

In Search of a More Inclusive History of New Orleans

The Faculty & Staff Seminar: “Encountering Heritage and History” Dr. Justin Nystrom – Director, Center for the Study of New Orleans Friday, October 19, 2018 3:30-4:30 p.m. Whitney Presentation Room, Thomas Hall  

 

Meeting of the Choir

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 12:30-1:45 p.m. Miller Hall Room 114  

 

The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy

Thursday, October 11, 2018 7:00-8:30 p.m. Roussel Hall Learn more  

 

 

 

California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race

Friday and Saturday, October 5 & 6, 2018 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Audubon Room, Danna Center, 2nd Floor Learn more  

 

(Dis)Respecting Sovereignty?

US Interference in Central America and the Current Migration Crisis

The Faculty & Staff Seminar: “Encountering Heritage and History” Dr. Nathan Henne, Coordinator of Latin American Studies Friday, September 21, 2018 3:30-4:30 p.m. Whitney Presentation Room, Thomas Hall  

 

Ignatian Teach-In on Migration

Hosted by the Jesuit Social Research Institute Thursday, September 20, 2018 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Audubon Room, Danna Center, 2nd Floor  

 

 

Roundtable: Tattoos on the Heart

Hosted by the First Year Experience Thursday, September 20, 2018 7:00-8:30 p.m. Roussel Hall Learn more

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 3:30-4:45 p.m. Library, Seminar Room 3 Learn more  

 

Coffee Date with PLUS+

Thursday, August 23, 2018 12:30-2:00 p.m. Satchmo’s, Danna Center, Lower Level 

 

Tim Wise: Beyond Diversity

A Workshop for Faculty and Staff Friday, August 17, 2018 9:30-11:00 a.m. Faculty/Staff Dining Room, Danna Center 241  

One Book, One Loyola

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is pleased to support Loyola’s new University-wide common reading program: One Book, One Loyola. Tied to ODI’s 2018-19 theme, “Encountering Each Other,” One Book, One Loyola helps us strengthen our sense of connectedness and community … to be for and with each other … by facilitating community reflection that enables us to engage each other’s experiences and perspectives. We hope you will enjoy this year’s election, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ. Read more about One Book, One Loyola.