Loyola University Chicago

Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

Division of Student Development

SDMA Mentorship Experiences

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Join the SDMA Mentorship Experience!

The Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs' Mentorship Programs offers 4 mentorship experiences such as Brothers for Excellence (B4E), Loyola University Chicago Empowering Sisterhood (LUCES), Students Together Are Reaching Success (STARS), and Q.U.E.S.T. (Queer Undergraduates of Empowerment, Support, and Triumph). Each of these programs provide a community and safe space for Mxn* of Color, Womxn* of Color, LGBTQIA+ Students, and First Generation/Students* of Color to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally! Students enrolled in any of these programs receive mentoring from student leaders, professional staff and faculty members of Loyola. By participating in these programs you will have the chance to build Loyola family and community, and build confidence in academic, social and professional life. Interested students will only be able to apply for 1 mentorship experience. By doing this, our department seeks to better serve the needs of each mentorship program and increase opportunities for students to find the right mentorship family.

*All of our mentorship programs are inclusive and welcoming to cisgender, transgender, and gender non-conforming students.

SDMA Mentorship Requirements

  • Selected participants will be required to take one of the SDMA UNIV 101 sections that correlates to their primary mentorship program of choice (STARS, LUCES or B4E – you will enroll in an SDMA UNIV 101 section during orientation this summer. Transfer students of LUCES & B4E will enroll in SDMA’s UNIV 201).
  • Selected participants must allow SDMA staff to access your academic and financial records in order to provide support and direct connections to resources that will help you be successful.
  • Selected applicants who will live on campus are strongly encouraged to choose the Multicultural Learning Community (MCLC) as a place to build connections with students who share similar and different identities as well as a passion for social justice. The MCLC serves as a residential community for mentees connected to SDMA and for those interested in engaging fellow peers in topics of social justice, social change, and identities.