The year 2005 commemorated several extraordinary milestones regarding the role of women within Loyola Chicago, the Jesuit mission, and the world. It marked the 25th Anniversary of the establishment of the Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Program at Loyola Chicago which, to date, is both the oldest and the largest women's studies program at Jesuit colleges and universities. 2005 also marked the 10th Anniversary of Decree 14 [Jesuits and the Situation of Women in Church and Civil Society] of the 34th General Congregation as well as the the 10th Anniversary of the Beijing World Conference on Women.
With these milestones in mind, Father Garanzini created the Commission on the Status of Women and asked the Commission members to study the status of women at Loyola University Chicago and to offer recommendations on how to enhance the role of women at the university.
The Commission's report, as well as Father Garanzini's response to the report, can be found in the attached documents. Both reports are in Adobe PDF.