Loyola University Chicago

Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

Division of Student Development

Health and Wellness

These policies were developed with the explicit purpose of adhering to scientific guidelines that aim to the best of our ability, to maintain the health and wellbeing of all who work in or engage with the Department of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (SDMA). The guidelines will be reviewed monthly and revised as necessary. Fall 2021 SDMA office and resource room hours are listed below. Please note, hours are subject to change without prior notice. 

  • Mondays: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  
  • Tuesdays: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
  • Wednesdays: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
  • Thursdays: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
  • Fridays: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Anyone wishing to engage in SDMA programs, utilize the physical spaces, or engage with our staff must agree to the following policies and procedures. 

THESE POLICIES APPLY TO ALL INDIVIDUALS REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS. SDMA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO LIMIT ACCESS TO THE SPACE FOR ANYONE NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH SDMA OR UNIVERSITY GUIDELINES. 

SDMA Office, Resource Room, & Common Areas 

1. Any individual wishing to enter the SDMA space must be in compliance with LUC testing protocols OR be able to show a confirmed approval of their uploaded vaccination card via the health function of the Loyola Mobile App upon entry. Exceptions will be made for non-LUC affiliated visitors who are wearing a mask. Failure to comply may result in denial of entry.  

2. Students must ALWAYS wear a mask or face covering over the nose and mouth except when actively eating or drinking in all common areas including the resource room. Mask wearing is REQUIRED regardless of vaccination status. Failure to comply with the mask mandate may result in access restriction. 

3. Resource room access will be limited to 15 people at a time. Students will be able to access the space in 2-hour increments on a first-come, first-serve basis. All individuals seeking to congregate in the resource room must have their ID scanned at the front desk before entry and ALWAYS maintain mask wearing over the nose and mouth unless actively eating and drinking. SDMA will enact progressive accountability measures to try to ensure the health and wellbeing of those in our space. Accountability measures for non-compliance include but are not limited to: 

a. Compassionate reminder 

b. Verbal warning 

c. Request to leave the space 

d. Report to the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards (OSCCR) and/or appropriate accountability office. 

4. SDMA professional staff have identified mask wearing policies for their individual offices. Policies are posted outside of the respective offices. Individuals seeking meetings with SDMA staff must respect and adhere to the staff members’ policies.  

SDMA Events and Programs  

Access to all SDMA events will be by registration only through Eventbrite. All attendees will be REQUIRED to wear masks covering their nose and mouth and show their compliance with testing protocols OR be able to show a confirmed approval of their uploaded vaccination card via the health function of the Loyola Mobile App upon entry. Failure to comply may result in denial of entry. 

1. Everyone must register via Eventbrite  

2. Attendees are required to ALWAYS wear a mask or face covering over the nose and mouth at all SDMA programs and events except when actively eating or drinking. Mask wearing is REQUIRED for everyone regardless of vaccination status. Failure to comply with the mask mandate may result in access restrictions. 

3. SDMA will enact progressive accountability measures to try to ensure the health and wellbeing of event attendees. Accountability measures for non-compliance include but are not limited to: 

a. Compassionate reminder 

b. Verbal warning 

c. Request to leave the space 

d. Report to the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards (OSCCR) and/or appropriate accountability office. 

4. Any student wishing to attend an SDMA event or program must be in compliance with LUC testing protocols OR be able to show a confirmed approval of their uploaded vaccination card via the health function of the Loyola Mobile App upon entry. Exceptions will be made for non-LUC affiliated visitors who are wearing a mask. Failure to comply may result in denial of entry. 

SDMA Staff Meeting Policies 

To conduct meetings with SDMA staff, the following guidelines are to be adhered to in addition to SDMA’s Health and Community Wellness Policy and Loyola University Chicago’s COVID Plan that are developed and enforced with the explicit purpose of trying to maintain the health wellbeing of all who work in or engage with SDMA to the best of our ability. Please note that these guidelines are subject to change.  

Click here to review staff guidelines for scheduling meetings