Loyola University Chicago

Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

Division of Student Development

LUCES Programs

LUCES staff and scholars organize a diversity of programs, community events, and resources for the larger Woman of Color community on Loyola's campus. In addition to providing monthly gathering spaces, which historically have focused on topics such as shame, gender identities, community organizing, art, we also provide a WOC retreat, journal, and Gala. We also provide separate programs for mentees and mentors in the LMP program, which focuses on WOC academic, personal, and financial success. For those interested in service and justice as WOC, we provide a LUCES Alternative Break Immersion experience which focuses on the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Additionally, this year we will be introducing monthly informal LUCES Takes Action spaces for dialogue, community building, and reflection. 

In order to make these programs possible, the LUCES Staff and Scholar team create committees that consist of undergraduate, graduate, staff, and faculty interested in volunteering and obtaining leadership experience through program development and preparation for the WOC retreat, journal, and Gala. This year we will be introducing a new committee that will focus on monthly, informal LUCES After Dark programming. If you are interested in serving the LUCES community, feel that certain topics need more attention, and want to give back to Women of Color in LUCES, please consider joining a committee this year. Watch LUCES Facebook Group and Newsletter for updates in the fall and spring, which is when we begin recruiting. 

Click on the following links below to learn more: 

If you're looking for leadership experience, we encourage you to serve on a planning committee. If you have any specific interests in the programs listed above, please email the LUCES Team at nbhangal@luc.edu and/or luces.staff@gmail.com