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. 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:

  • 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.

Statement from the President


Kevin Wildes, S.J., University President

As a Jesuit university, we are committed to being and educating women and men with and for others. We are committed to encouraging everyone in our community not only to imagine but also to act upon social justice and work to create a society that is more diverse, inclusive, and just.

I view diversity and inclusiveness as a strategic mission. It’s important that no one in the Loyola University New Orleans community should ever feel marginalized. We must work to create a culture that is consistent with our values as a Jesuit University.

Through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, we aim to further an atmosphere of acceptance and understanding at Loyola; to advance inclusive student enrollment efforts; to improve the diversity of our campus; and to develop a more supportive retention strategy while fostering an environment in which everyone in our community feels a sense of safety, belonging, and representation.



Diversity 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.

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Join Us!

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


Tim Wise: Beyond Diversity

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

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