Loyola University Chicago

Residence Life

Multicultural LC


Multicultural LC Students on Retreat

The Multicultural Learning Community is home to a diverse community of first-year students who share a passion for exploring issues of diversity and social justice, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and more. Members of the community explore their own identity, develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for others, confront the realities of power, privilege and oppression, and learn to become agents for social change. The community will be in one of our five first-year residence halls.

Activities and Programs

The Multicultural LC actively participates in programs that aim to bring together students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds to build deeper cultural understanding and to encourage action towards social justice. Students enjoy frequent workshops and discussions that connect their interests and passions and learn to take action to create a more just community here at Loyola and beyond. Faculty have lead a number of student trips to cultural museums such as the Holocaust Museum, the DuSable Museum of African American History, and the Art Institute of Chicago and to theater productions around the city of Chicago that explore cultural events and perspectives.

Curricular Requirements

In spring 2016 students in the Multicultural Learning Community will take SOCL 122 Race and Ethnic Relations.

SOCL 122 Race and Ethnic Relations    David Embrick    Section 1  Class 1577  TTh 11:30-12:45

This course explores the social construction of race in the United States, and how it effects interpersonal relations, laws, policies, and practices in various racial and ethnic communities. It also examines conditions that have worsened racial tensions, as well as how social movements have changed legal and “everyday” practices in American society.  Core Social and Cultural Knowledge Tier II