Message Sent To:All Faculty, All Staff
Message From:Message from Academic Affairs, Message from Information Technology Services
Date Sent:Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:55 PM CDT

Enrollment in Multi-factor Authentication (MFA)

Dear Faculty and Staff,

In May and June, we will coordinate a schedule with the colleges, schools, and institutes to enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), if you have not already set up MFA during the Spring Semester. This prepares us for the Microsoft requirement to use MFA for off-campus access to all Microsoft Office 365 applications, including access to your email on your cell phone or other off-campus devices.

Loyola Secure Access (LSA) users: If you are already using MFA for Loyola Secure Access, you still need to complete Step 1 in the MFA Detailed Instructions to complete your MFA enrollment for all applications.

About MFA
MFA is a security measure that protects your personal information, your intellectual property, and Loyola University Chicago’s data, even if your Loyola password becomes compromised.

During the spring term, the University began to enroll faculty, staff, and students in MFA. However, during Loyola’s transition to online classes due to COVID-19, we deferred the MFA implementation. Now more than ever in our remote teaching, learning, and working environments, MFA is needed to help safeguard our online community.

Watch your email for instructions
If you have not already enrolled in MFA, please watch your email over the summer for instructions. ITS will work with deans and department leaders to coordinate the best times for their colleges, schools, and institutes to be moved to MFA as a group.

Reminders will be sent the week prior to enrollment and twice the week of enrollment, along with invitations to Enrollment Demo Sessions held during the lunch hour via Zoom.

You can also self-enroll in MFA at any time. Visit the MFA webpage for visual step-by-step instructions and videos. Please contact the Service Desk for support by logging an incident, emailing itsservicedesk@LUC.edu, or calling 773.508.4487.


Susan Malisch
Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Jo Beth D’Agostino
Associate Provost, Academic Programs and Planning