We present this Annual Report as a representation of the Division’s accomplishments in the
2016-2017 academic year. This report provides an opportunity to celebrate and to identify areas for growth and improvement.
We are grateful for the many blessings we experienced throughout the year; we offer thanks for our students, staff, and
colleagues around the University.
Share the Dream Undocumented Student Ally Training is a two-hour workshop offered to students, staff, and faculty who seek to foster a welcoming and safe space for undocumented students and/or students from mixed-status families with one or more parents who are undocumented. Sign up now for Fall 2017 Training dates!
SaCora Williams is a junior and a NASPA Undergraduate Fellow under the mentorship of SDMA Program Coordinator Naseeb Bhangal. Come to Damen Cinema on Thursday October 19 from 12-1pm to hear about her experience as a NUFP Fellow at Loyola.
Does your department or organization want Diversity and Inclusion training? Click this link to request workshops in topics such as: Social justice foundations, allyship, microagressions, or socioeconomic oppression.
Although the Departments of Education and Justice have changed their approach to transgender student rights, Loyola's mission and values continue to call us as a Loyola community to honor the dignity and rights of all students. READ MORE
Presidential Scholarship Recipients
Congrats to our Presidential Scholarship Recipients!
SDMA is proud to celebrate recent recipients of Loyola's Presidential Scholarship: Wesley Ibarra, Trevaughn Latimer, SaCora Williams, Raul Urquiza, Estefany Guzman, and Ariana Allen. These students were selected based on excellent work done in the classroom, demonstrated financial need, and their commitment/engagement with the Loyola community.
The results of November's Presidential and Nationwide elections have left many within the SDMA and Rambler community feeling exhausted, fearful, upset, and uncertain. Trust that the staff of our department continue to be here for you. Come by the office to process, to heal, to find comfort among classmates and colleagues who affirm you as you are. The fight for social justice is far from over; however the time for attending to your well-being is now. SDMA asks that you also keep us and all peoples engaged in advocacy & inclusion in your prayers.
Further, we wanted to provide a few post-election resources to you. Please click on this post to access the resources through the LUC Box folder. You will find a resource guide, directory of mental and health providers in Chicago-land area, and the Lurie Children's Hospital post-election support fact sheet. READ MORE
Learn more about the individual staff and students serving on the R.A.W. 2016-17 Committee. These individuals are going above and beyond their positions to serve the SDMA and larger Loyola community through R.A.W. The R.A.W. staff and student guides are responsible for facilitating seven workshops for White-identified students seeking to explore topics of privilege, power, oppression, allyship, and social change. Click here to learn more about these individuals and their reason for working with R.A.W. READ MORE
Register today for Share the DREAM Undocumented Student Ally Trainings taking place fall 2016.
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