At Loyola, we pride ourselves on our diverse student population. We welcome students from all backgrounds, beliefs, circumstances, talents, and abilities, and we ensure that everyone has the resources they need to thrive on our campus.
Career Development Center, Danna Center
Assist students in discovering their strengths and pursuing a plan for applying them beyond the university.
Center for International Education/ Study Abroad, Mercy Hall 301
College Deans and Department Chairs
Disability Services, Marquette 112
Services Included but not limited to:
International Student Resources, Mercy Hall 301
Loyola Intensive English Program, Mercy Hall 301
Mathematics Center, Monroe Hall 413
The Loyola Mathematics Center is a multimedia resource center available to all Loyola students. Well qualified students provide one-on-one tutoring from the fundamentals of algebra through calculus, differential equations and linear algebra. Textbooks, solutions manuals and other reference materials for almost all undergraduate math courses taught at Loyola are also available for use.
Ross Foreign Language Center, Bobet 114
Located in 114 Bobet Hall, the Ross Foreign Language Center provides equipment, materials and one-on-one tutoring to support students learning Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. Students can also take advantage of our collection of foreign-language reference aids in the center.
Student Success Center, Marquette Hall 112
Located on the first floor of Marquette Hall, we offer a range of academic assistance in the form of individualized tutoring, study groups, workshops, academic development courses, and support programs for Loyola’s diverse student body. If you have a question and you do not know where to find the answer, start with the Student Success Center.
Writing Center/WAC Lab, Marquette 112
The Department of Student Involvement provides leadership development and engagement opportunities for Loyola students through student organizations, student government, campus activities, Greek life, new student orientation, intramural sports, club sports, fitness/wellness activities, and university traditions. Student Involvement also serves the campus community through the oversight and management of the Danna Student Center.
OrgSync is an online network that connects Loyola students to organizations, programs, events and departments on campus in a private online community.
Loyola offers over 100 student organizations, including numerous clubs related to ethnicity, culture, and orientation.
Enrolled Students can connect to clubs and other organizations by logging in with your campus wide ID to OrgSync click here.
We’re grateful to be partnered with those who share our passion for inclusivity and representation. Many of the opportunities on our campus are due to the hard work of our partners found below.
First in the Pack is a mentoring program that supports first year, first generation students’ transition from high school to Loyola, and through each year of college through graduation. Housed in the Offices of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs, First in the Pack is a campus-wide network of faculty, staff and students who create a community of support as they coach first-year students through adjustment challenges and teach them how to navigate Loyola’s resources.
Elizabeth Rainey, Director of Retention and Student Success
The Women’s Resource Center aims to provide Loyola women and men with a positive college experience by responding to their needs as gendered human beings and by fostering an environment that is free of sexism and other forms of institutional and individual oppression. It strives to create a supportive and inclusive campus environment through programming, services, and advocacy.
Patricia Boyett, Women’s Resource Center
The mission of the UCC is to provide the campus community with professional services in the area of psychological counseling. The UCC recognizes the developmental nature of student life and therefore services may be educational and/or preventative in focus. We support the larger mission of Loyola University to uphold the dignity and value of each person as created by God, to foster a commitment to wholeness of mind, body and spirit, and to maintain a compassionate response to the community. The UCC also serves as a resource in its areas of responsibility and consults with all university personnel as appropriate. In addition, the UCC seeks to evaluate the needs of students and the efficiency of operation through research activities. Finally, the UCC contributes to the development of the counseling field by providing practical training opportunities to graduate students studying counseling and social work.
Dr. Alicia A. Bourque, University Counseling Center
What we learn in the classroom shapes the way we see the world. That’s why we believe representation in our curriculum is so important.
We’ve created a campus environment that pushes all members of our community toward opportunity. Our students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to explore application for diversity grants and to organize events that promote diversity and inclusion on campus.
Professor Nathan Henne “Queer Brown Voices: Latin @ LGBT Activism in the US” A panel discussion
Kathryn O’ Leary (SR) “Late Nights at Loyola” The Program brings 100 middle school students to the natural science labs of Loyola during the academic year.
Sequoya La Joy (JR) “Beyond Standing Rock: Perspectives and Issues for Indigenous People of Louisiana”
Community Outreach in New Orleans Grant
Deadline for 2016-17 has passed
2016-2017 Community Outreach Grant Recipients
Alexander Goldman, Twomey For Peace Through Justice
“The Goat Project”
A unique collaboration between the Twomey Center, the Honors course, “Ecological
Education and Spirituality,” and Our School at Blair Grocery, to create an educational space that cultivates an ethic of care between Loyola University Honors students and Lower 9th Ward youth. Our proposed project incorporates principles of justice, empowerment, and sustainability into the work of blight reduction and cross-cultural learning, where we will bring together different geo-political perspectives to develop
alongside one another, taking active leadership roles in planning, executing and reflecting. We will use
this project to regrow an ethic of care, adopting the Pope’s Encyclical as studied in class to practice it in
the Lower 9th Ward. At it’s core, this project is about building a space for vastly separated youth
populations to learn, grow, and join forces, harnessing and identifying the different types of skills and
assets each entity possesses.
Professor Frankie J. Weinberg, College of Business
“Building Positive Diversity Relations in STEM: A LEGO® Serious Play® Facilitated Community Outreach Program”
Following the LEGO® Serious Play® (LSP) facilitated pedagogy for which Dr. Weinberg is a certified facilitator, participants will engage in an innovative, hands-on, communication and problem solving process aimed at “building” improved diversity relations and connections among STEM learners/workers and identifying opportunities (including mentoring support) for individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM to engage and succeed in a STEM career path.
Young, Fabulous & Female
February 1, 2017
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Register to attend
“The Root is throwing a party with a purpose on the first day of Black History Month in one of America’s cities that is richest in black culture—New Orleans. It’s a city so bold it doesn’t need its state attached to it. NOLA’s history is saturated in blackness—from Tremé to Congo Square, from jazz to étouffée, and it’s no wonder The Root is bringing the Young, Fabulous and Female event to the sultry city.”
“The event boasts genuine connections with like-minded (and fabulous) go-getters as well as those who have already secured their seat at the table, a soul-stirring panel discussion, and cocktails.”
“The theme is #KnowTheUnknown, which means we’re providing the space and resources for all attendees to find and unleash their greatest potential and fuel their inspiration.”
January 24, 2017 Dillard University
The screening is free and open to the public in the Georges Auditorium at Dillard University. Refreshments will be served before the screening. Doors open at 6pm, the film will begin promptly at 6:30. While the event is free, Orelans Public Defenders ask that you RSVP at: OPD13TH.EVENTBRITE.COM
“Voting Rights and Wrongs: Voter Disenfranchisement and Suppression” A lecture presented by Sophia Lin Lakin, ACLU
October 4, 2016 Howl Happenings: The SGA Newsletter for August & September
ASPIRE is a Boston-based non-profit organization dedicated to developing career and leadership skills for Asian American girls and women. Our organization acknowledges the specific social and cultural pressures faced by Asian American high school, college, and professional women and seeks to engage and educate Asian American girls and women to become effective life-long leaders.
The ASPIRA Association promotes the empowerment of the Puerto Rican and Latino community by developing and nurturing the leadership, intellectual, and cultural potential of its youth so that they may contribute their skills and dedication to the fullest development of the Puerto Rican and Latino community everywhere.
To empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the global economy.
The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences.
COSD’s mission is to assist you, a college student or a recent graduate with a disability, in gaining the tools and knowledge necessary to secure the career of your choice. While this takes diligent work and effort, we believe that in partnership with your campus Disability Services and Career Services offices, COSD can assist you in becoming a competitive career candidate and successful employee.
The East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to inspire, educate, and empower those interested in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) issues. Run solely by volunteers, ECAASU’s advocacy work is conducted through outreach to AAPI students organizations across the country and educating individuals on becoming agents of change through the various programs we hold over the course of the year, including an annual conference.
The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) is one of the most influential advocacy organizations in the nation representing 16 national Hispanic organizations in the United States and Puerto Rico. Our mission is to advance the inclusion of Hispanics in Corporate America at a level commensurate with our economic contributions. To that end, HACR focuses on four areas of corporate social responsibility and market reciprocity: Employment, Procurement, Philanthropy, and Governance.
The Mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented underserved youth in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.
At LEAD, “We strive to address higher education access and career preparation by optimizing cross-sector collaborations and global partnerships that focus on identifying and nurturing high potential youth of diverse backgrounds by developing them into high achievers and responsible leaders.”
MANRRS promotes academic and professional advancement by empowering minorities in agriculture, natural resources, and related sciences.
The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA, Inc.), is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap for people of color in the Accounting, Finance, Consulting, Information Technology and other related business professions.
CCWSL provides a transformative experience for attendees and prepares them to be the next generation of leaders. Each attendee becomes a part of the conference’s more than 30-year legacy.
National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
Since 1968, the National Council of La Raza has remained a trusted, nonpartisan voice for Latinos. This is the community we serve through our research, policy analysis, and state and national advocacy efforts, as well as in our programs work in communities nationwide
Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA) is a student organization that promotes higher education, cultura, and historia. MEChA was founded on the principles of self-determination for the liberation of our people. We believe that political involvement and education is the avenue for change in our society.
National Black Law Students Association (“NBLSA”), is a national organization formed to articulate and promote the needs and goals of Black law students to effectuate change in the legal community.
“The vision of NBSU is to; link Black Student Unions at national, regional and state forums; encourage Black Student Unions to pursue graduate and professional study; network Black Student Unions in pursuit of public, private, and non-profit employment; maximize the participation of Black Student Unions in select campus curricular and co-curricular activities ….STEM, study abroad, undergraduate research and student government/leadership.”
OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans.
SACNAS: Advancing Chicanos/ Hispanics & Native Americans in Science
SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.
In 1988, innovative collegians at Texas A&M University began a legacy now known as the Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference (SBSLC). SBSLC was formed as a yearly forum where African-American students from across the country could assemble to engage in meaningful personal and professional development while addressing the problems and concerns that affected the Black community. Now in its 28th year of existence, SBSLC carries on that legacy and unites nearly 1,000 student participants, advisors, workshop presenters, nationally renowned speakers, and a variety of corporations and graduate institutions each January for three truly impactful days of conference activities.