Culture of Respect
In January 2022, Loyola University Chicago joined the sixth cohort of the National Association of Student Affairs Administrators (NASPA)’s Culture of Respect Collective. This program is dedicated to ending sexual violence on campuses across the country by guiding institutions on how to use evidence-based best practices in prevention, intervention, and policy work.
The Collective is an ambitious two-year program that guides cohort institutions through a rigorous process of self-assessment, collaborative strategic planning, and targeted organizational change. The initiative is organized around six key pillars, which provide a holistic framework for the process: Survivor Support, Clear Policies, Multitiered Education for the entire campus, Public Disclosures of Statistics, Schoolwide Mobilization with students, groups and leaders and Ongoing Self-Assessment).
Loyola has identified a core Campus Leadership Team that will engage in a robust self-assessment process, participate in the creation of an action plan for the institution, and provide support for implementing specific initiatives.
The Collective presents an opportunity to advance important conversations around sexual violence and prevention at Loyola and build on the work we are already doing in a way that resonates with our Jesuit, Catholic identity. We look forward to the deep reflection, self-examination, and meaningful action that will stem from this important initiative and will continue to update the community on our progress.