Loyola University Chicago

Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

Student Life & Engagement

Paige Gardner


 Program Coordinator

Loyola University Chicago Empowering Sisterhood (LUCES), Empowerment Pipeline, Ramblers Analyzing Whiteness (R.A.W.) & Social Justice Dinner Dialogues



She, Her, Hers

Prior to joining Loyola University community, Paige graduated from Seattle University with a Master of Education in the Student Development Administration program in 2011. She currently serves as a Program Coordinator and works closely with programs that focus on identity development, leadership development, advocacy and outreach through various programs provided in SDMA. Below you will find the programs she directly oversees as Program Coordinator.


The Loyola University Chicago Empowering Sisterhood  is an intergenerational  program that serves all Women of Color and fosters an environment where Sistership, Scholarship and Leadership is highly valued. Each month LUCES delves into topics that impact Women of Color with in and outside the Loyola community. Click here to learn more about LUCES Programs.

Empowerment Pipeline

This program serves as a high school outreach program in the chicago area.  Empowerment Pipeline is currently a part of the Multicultural Learning Community in DeNobli residence hall where advocates are carefully selected to facilitate college preparedness programs to neighboring high school in the community. Click here to learn more about Empowerment Pipeline.

Ramblers Analyzing Whiteness

R.A.W. provides a brave space for self-identified White students to engage in dialogue about their own racial identity. Through a series of six workshops, students who self-identify as White will delve into conversation, activities and reflection on what it means to be White. Aimed to further understanding, development, and competence, R.A.W. will allow White students to begin the journey of operating in solidarity with others and their privilege. Click here to learn more about R.A.W..

Social Justice Dinner Dialogues

SJDD provides a space for all students, faculty and staff to learn more about themselves and the surrounding community. This program calls for program proposals to be submitted from student organizations and campus departments on campus. SDMA will provide a full dinner and space for learning to take place. Click here to learn more about SJDD.