Loyola University Chicago

Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

Division of Student Development

How to stay connected and build community

Embracing the New Normal

This is a photo of our SDMA Lead cohort of students who completed their Service Learning project. Many of our programs will be hosted virtually on platforms such as Zoom.

The SDMA Team is excited to implement a high-touch, innovative strategy for virtual engagement. Though we can't be together in person, we are confident that virtual engagement will help students build stronger community through out this academic year. By providing virtual programming all Ramblers can safely access their SDMA Family and actively build and maintain relationships with peers, mentors, staff, and faculty.Learn more about SDMA's plan of action to engage the community in virtual programming. 

If you have questions about the SDMA Virtual Engagement Plan, please email us at diversity@luc.edu.To stay updated on all messaging from the University visit the Return to Campus website. 

  • Welcome Week - Virtual Student of Color Reception
  • Welcome Week - Virtual LGBTQIA+ Student & Friends Reception
  • Virtual UnoduWeek Celebration for Undocumented students and allies
  • Virtual Social Justice Workshops, request a student workshop here
  • Virtual Study Groups led by featured guests & student leaders

For incoming Ramblers enrolled in one of SDMA's mentorship programs read the following: 

  • SDMA Mentees should enroll in one of the SDMA UNIV 101 courses taught by the sdma staff
  • SDMA Mentees are required to attend their monthly mentorship gatherings
  • SDMA Mentees are invited to participate in the Virtual Retreats for their repective program
  • SDMA Mentes will receive special Back to School care packages
  • SDMA Mentees will attend their SOAR Orientation

For incoming Ramblers who are not formally enrolled in one of SDMA's mentorship programs read the following:

  • Attend SDMA's mentorship monthly gatherings 
  • Participate in SDMA's identity-based Virtual Retreats
  • Attend virtuual study groups which will feature guest tutors and student leaders

Click here to learn more about the SDMA Mentorship Experience for first generation, lgbtqia+ students, and students of color. If you are not formally enrolled in these programs, you can still attend the Monthly programs.

  • SDMA mentorship reunions - If you were a past mentee in one of the SDMA mentorship programs you are invited to join these programs
  • Monthly mentorship gatherings - Returning students who identify as a first generation student, lgbtqia+ student, and/or students of color are welcome to join our monthly mentorship programs
  • Identity-based Virtual Retreats - Returning students can register to attend our mentorship retreats. Don't miss out as these spaces always fill quickly.
  • Virtual identity-based affinity spaces - SDMA will create closed spaces for sophomores & upperclassmen who want to be in community with students who share similar racialized identities

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