In addition to carrying out our Mission & Vision, through our Core Practices, the Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs’ co-curricular programs and initiatives intend to compliment the academic rigor provided by Loyola University Chicago. Students engaged in SDMA programs and initiatives will develop a skill-set aimed at fostering social justice awareness, cultural competency, and ally development.
The following are learning outcomes SDMA programs and initiatives intend to emphasize:
- Students will learn about perspective(s) different from one's own as it relates to privilege and oppression.
- Students articulate how privileged and oppressed social identities intersect to influence an individual's experiences.
- Students will identify one or more strategies to intervene and disrupt systems of oppression on an individual or systemic level.
- Students will differentiate between a deficit-oriented and a strengths-based approach to empower students.