Student Services

Academic Resources

Get Ahead of the Pack

At Loyola, we are proud of our students, who possess many different backgrounds, beliefs, circumstances, talents, and abilities. We do our best to ensure that all students have the resources they need to thrive on our campus. Academic Calendars Career Development Center, Danna Center Center for International Education/ Study Abroad, Mercy Hall 301 College of Arts & Sciences Abroad College of Business Abroad College of Music and Fine Arts Abroad Financial Aid and Scholarships Community Engaged Learning, Teaching and Scholarship, Bobet 113

Disability Services, Marquette 112 International Student Resources, Mercy Hall 301 Loyola Intensive English Program, Mercy Hall 301 Mathematics Center, Monroe Hall 413 Ross Foreign Language Center, Bobet 114 Scholarships and Financial Aid

Student Success Center, Marquette Hall 112

Writing Center/WAC Lab, Marquette 112 College Deans and Department Chairs College of Arts & Sciences Dean, Maria Calzada, Ph.D.  Associate Dean, Uriel Quesada, Ph.D. Search for Chairs by Program of Study College of Music & Fine Arts Dean, Kern Maass Associate Dean, Victoria Vega,Ph.D. Search for Chairs by Program of Study College of Business Dean, William “Bill” Locander, Ph.D. Associate Dean, Angie Borcato Hoffer Search for Chairs by Program of Study Monroe Library  Dean, Deborah Poole Associate Dean, Laurie Philips Monroe Library Liaisons delineated by colleges/department/programs College of Graduate & Professional Studies Dean, Patricia Pearce, MPH, MSN, Ph.D. Search for Chairs by Graduate Degrees and Professional Dual Degrees College of Law Dean, Madeleine Landrieu Associate Dean, Mary Garvey Algero  

Student Life Resources

Be Part of the Pack 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.

Safety on Campus

Campus Partners

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

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 Student Success  

Women’s Resource Center

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. Dr. Patricia Boyett, Director of  the Women’s Resource Center  

Campus Counseling

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. Asia Wong, LCSW, Interim Director of the University Counseling Center  

Fraternity & Sorority Life

Loyola’s fraternal community provides opportunities for growth and excellence in academics, service, social interaction, intramural athletics, and values-based leadership. It’s also a great way to make lifelong friendships. With 11 Greek-lettered organizations, joining a fraternity or sorority is an excellent way to get involved at Loyola. Chris McQueen, Fraternity & Sorority Life  

Diversity Courses

Putting It In Perspective

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. Download the full list of courses

Strength in Diversity Grants

Seize Your Opportunity!

To encourage and support programming on diversity issues, the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee awards mini-grants on a rolling basis throughout the academic year. Student organizations, faculty, and staff may apply for and receive mini-grants.  

  • All proposals must address one or more of the following dimensions of diversity: age, class, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, and sexual orientation.
  • All proposals must promote the understanding of diversity on the academic experience and/or community life of Loyola University.

  Learn more about Strength in Diversity Grants



Fall 2018 – Spring 2019 Deadlines

Round 1: Tuesday, September 4, 5:00pm Round 2: Tuesday, October 2, 5:00pm Round 3: Tuesday, November 6, 5:00 Round 4: Tuesday, February 5, 5:00pm Round 5: Tuesday, March 5, 5:00pm



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.  


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



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  






November 9, 2017 Monroe Hall 610 5 p.m.  


August 2017 Walking the Walk August 24, 2017 Peace Quad 5 p.m. An Invitation from Sybol Cook Anderson, Ph.D., Chief Diversity Officer: Dear Loyola community, In his August 15 message, “A Stand Against Hatred and Bigotry,” Father Wildes reminded us: “Our university, our Jesuit mission, and our Catholic faith are all centered around a devotion to our fellow humans and a commitment to service to others. At the heart of all three institutions is a commitment to love.” It may sound cheesy — or easy — to talk of love. But notice that love, in its many forms, fuels all noble endeavors. Love, too, is at the heart of our Ignatian values, so important to our community that we don’t merely cite them as abstract ideas on special occasions but have embedded them in the very landscape of Loyola — a daily source of inspiration as we walk the perimeter of the Peace Quad. We don’t just talk the talk. We do our best to walk the walk. In the wake of the tragic events in Charlottesville and elsewhere in the nation, now is a critical time to live our Ignatian values and to express mutual support — yes, love — for the members of our community. Please come on Thursday to hear reflections by community members, share thoughts and songs, and literally walk The Walk together. Warm regards, Sybol Anderson, Ph.D. Chief Diversity Officer

February 2017 Young, Fabulous & Female February 1, 2017 Hilton New Orleans Riverside 6:30p-9:30p 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 2017 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 screenshot-2017-01-19-12-02-16 —————————————————————————————————- October University Calendar queer-brown-voices-flyer-3 —————————————————————————————————- November 2016 University Calendar “Voting Rights and Wrongs: Voter Disenfranchisement and Suppression” A lecture presented by Sophia Lin Lakin, ACLU lakin-headshot —————————————————————————————————

Multicultural Leadership Council Events

  • Community Meeting || Octavia Room, Danna Student Center Wednesday, October 19 @ 7pm
  • Movie Monday || ” Finding Dory “|| Satchmo’s, Danna Student Center Monday, November 7 @ 8pm
  • Community Meeting || Octavia Room, Dana Student Center Wednesday, November 16 @ 7pm
  • Movie Monday || “Dear White People” || Audubon Room, Danna Student Center

Student Government Association October 4, 2016 Howl Happenings: The SGA Newsletter for August & September Organization of Latin American Students

  • Interest Meeting || Monroe Hall, Room 251 Thursday, October 13 @ 5:30pm


National Resources

Asian Sisters Participating in Reaching Excellence (ASPIRE) 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. ASPIRA Association 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. Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) To empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the global economy. Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) 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. Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD) 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. East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU) 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. Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) 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. INROADS The Mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented underserved youth in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership. Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) 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.” Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) MANRRS promotes academic and professional advancement by empowering minorities in agriculture, natural resources, and related sciences. National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) 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. National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) 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 National Moviemento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlán (M.E.Ch.A) 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 Student Association (NBLSA) 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. Office of National Black Student Union (NBSU) “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.” Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) 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. Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference (SBSLC) 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.