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:
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.
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.
The Affirmative Action and Diversity 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.