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.
Career Development Center, Danna Center
Center for International Education/ Study Abroad, Mercy Hall 301
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
Student Success Center, Marquette Hall 112
Writing Center/WAC Lab, Marquette 112
College Deans and Department Chairs
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.
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.
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.
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
The Office of Diversity & Inclusion offers a wide range of programs that increase interpersonal understanding and foster a spirit of inclusion and belonging.
Hosted by the Jesuit Social Research Institute
Thursday, September 20, 2018
The Audubon Room, Danna Center, 2nd Floor
Hosted by the First Year Experience
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Dr. Nathan Henne, Coordinator of Latin American Studies
Friday, September 21, 2018
Whitney Presentation Room, Thomas Hall
Friday and Saturday, October 5 & 6, 2018
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Audubon Room, Danna Center, 2nd Floor
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Miller Hall Room 114
Author of Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion
Hosted by One Book, One Loyola
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time and location to be announced soon!
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Library, Seminar Room 3
Hosted by the First Year Experience
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Miller Hall Room 114
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Library, Seminar Room 3
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Satchmo’s, Danna Center, Lower Level
A Workshop for Faculty and Staff
Friday, August 17, 2018
Faculty/Staff Dining Room, Danna Center 241
Film & Discussion: The Canary Effect
November 9, 2017
Monroe Hall 610
Walking the Walk
August 24, 2017
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.
Sybol Anderson, Ph.D.
Chief Diversity Officer
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.