Though the Damen Student Center is closed to the public the SDMA office remains open. The SDMA team is currently working remotely from home and our team is dedicated to supporting students virtually. For Coronavirus information and University updates, visit https://www.luc.edu/coronavirus/ for the most updated University related information.
Justice Wins: Celebrating the recent SCOTUS Rulings
Over the past couple of weeks the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has made decisions that will effect the lives of many. In the first ruling, SCOTUS affirms that sexual orientation and gender identity are protected characteristics under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Secondly, SCOTUS ruled to uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). As a result, SCOTUS has laid the foundation for solidarity work to flourish within and beyond the LGBTQIA+ and Undocumented Communities! Knowing that social justice work is labor intensive, it is important that we take breaks to live in the moments of joy and practice self-care so we are able to continue this work.
In support of President Rooney’s message of support, “From Grief to Action,” SDMA offers a statement of solidarity. We are outraged and continue to denounce, disrupt, and challenge systemic violence and oppression inflicted upon Black and Brown bodies within the United States and beyond. Read more about our commitment and call to action.
As we live out the legacy of Saint Ignatius Loyola, we are committed to providing accurate information and resources for current and prospective undocumented students, their families, and allies. Learn more about undocumented students’ access to higher education, safe spaces and enrollment at LUC. LEARN MORE
Due to COVID-19, this year’s Legacy Celebration has been postponed until further notice. The Legacy Celebration committee is working diligently to provide a memorable experience for registered students who identify as first-generation, LGBTQIA and/or student of color. For questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Various Loyola University Chicago students, alumni, faculty, and staff members who have contributed to the success of our diverse student population academically, spiritually, culturally and professionally are recognized.