Loyola University Chicago

Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

Division of Student Development

LUCES Mentorship Program

For Incoming First Years and Transfer Womxn of Color

LMP connects 40 incoming first-year and transfer Womxn of Color (WOC)* students with a WOC LUC faculty or professional staff to aid them in achieving academic, personal, and financial success at Loyola. Students will receive one-on-one mentorship from their assigned mentor along with group mentoring sessions and a closed UNIV 101 course for LMP mentees. Students will also have the opportunity to attend social and educational events sponsored by LUCES and gain leadership experience through LUCES committees that will enhance individual growth. First-year mentees, who are able to live on campus, are also highly encouraged to select the Multicultural Learning Community for their housing option as a way of living in community with fellow peers from the SDMA Mentorship experience. If you self-identify as a Woman of Color and are a first-year or transfer LUC student we encourage you to take part in this unique opportunity.

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

Your Experience as an LMP Mentee

  • You will be matched with a current Loyola faculty or professional staff member. Your mentor will connect with you throughout your first academic year at Loyola. You will schedule monthly meetings with your mentor in order to achieve academic and personal goals you set for yourself at the beginning of each semester.
  • Enroll in the UNIV 101 seminar course section for LMP Mentees. The UNIV 101 seminar class is required for LUC first-year and transfer students.
  • Attend monthly events and workshops focused on leadership development, and cultural awareness designed specifically for LUCES members.
  • Expand your leadership portfolio by serving on one of the LUCES Committees, which plan the Retreat, Journal, LUCES After Dark Programming, and End of Year Gala
  • Be part of a community of Womxn of Color striving to build solidarity, leadership, and scholarship.
  • Optional for First-Year Mentees: For first-year WOC who are choosing to live on Loyola's campus there is an opportunity to select the Multicultural Learning Community (MCLC) as a part of your housing application. 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. 

Ready to join us?

Prospective Mentees: LMP staff will select 40 incoming Women of Color to participate in our program. The application priority deadline is Sunday, July 7th, 2019. Applicants are prioritized on first-come first-basis. Please use this link to apply: SDMA Mentorship General Application 2019-2020.

Prospective Mentors: LMP staff takes all interested WOC LUC faculty and staff as our number of mentees directly depends on how many mentors we are able to recruit. Staff and faculty interested in serving as an LMP Mentor should contact Hannah Honor at hgoheen@luc.edu directly for additional information. The mentor recruitment process will be finalized by July 19, 2019.

For any questions or concerns please e-mail Hannah Goheen at hgoheen@luc.edu