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Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs



Our Sisterhood & Events

LUCES provides a safe space for the multigenerational community of self-identified Women of Color at LUC.  Reaffirming the power of global sisterhood, LUCES Sisters aim to grow and transform through increased self and social awareness, and action toward solidarity and social justice.  LUCES allows us to celebrate the cultural influences in our lives, explore commonalities among each other’s experiences, and support each other through personal and community growth.

LUCES intentionally provides a space for critical self-reflection and exploration of identity within the dominate campus environment.  This space allows Sisters to re-energize through validation and nurturing of their identities, connection with mentors within their community, practice of multicultural understanding, and engagement through leadership opportunities within LUCES.

The LUCES space is provided in monthly gatherings where the multigenerational community of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff come together over food and informal dialogue inspired by a topic of wellness. 

LUCES Monthly Gatherings: All gatherings take place 4pm – 5pm in the Mundelein Greenhouse (7th Floor Mundelein, look out for signs to the Greenhouse once you exit the elevators on the 7th floor).

Friday, September 30, 2011 – Intellectual Wellness
Friday, October 28, 2011 – Environmental Wellness
Friday, November 18, 2011 – Spiritual Wellness
Friday, December 9, 2011 – Cultural/Social Wellness
Friday, January 27, 2012 – Physical Wellness
Friday, February 24, 2012 – Emotional Wellness
Friday, March 30, 2012 – Vocational Wellness

Women of Color Retreat: March 23 – 25, 2012
LUCES hosts the Women of Color Retreat, an overnight program held at the Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Center.  The retreat offers a personal and leadership development opportunity for students and professionals of Loyola University Chicago by providing a space to nurture authenticity, develop identities, and strengthen leadership skills through self-exploration and multicultural learning.

LUCES Gala: April 27, 2012
The LUCES Gala is an end of the year celebration and recognition of the women who impact our lives.  The gala is a time to honor the women who provide the LUCES community with social and academic support and create a validating and nurturing environment for women of color on campus. Please continue to check the website as details about this year’s theme are confirmed.

For more information about LUCES, contact Laura Bohórquez:


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