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Queer Undergraduates of Empowerment, Support and Triumph (QUEST)

Program Overview

QUEST (Queer Undergraduates of Empowerment, Support, and Triumph) is a yearlong mentorship program that centers the experiences of first-year undergraduate and transfer students that identify within the LGBTQ+ community. This space is open to all Ramblers. Students will be matched with a LGBTQ+ faculty or staff member and one undergraduate student mentor. Through this mentorship program we hope to create a larger sense of community and identity development. If you self-identify as a part of the LGBTQ+ or ally community and are a first-year or transfer Loyola student, we encourage you to take part in this opportunity.

We seek applicants who are interested in and committed to the QUEST community, regardless of their gender, racial, or sexual identity.

Learn more about the program's history, mission, and goals.

QUEST Mentees will have the opportunity to:

  • Be matched with a peer mentor and staff or faculty mentor throughout their first year at Loyola. All Mentors are connected to QUEST and/or are staff and faculty with significant institutional knowledge and understanding of resources.
  • Engage in 1:1 monthly meetings with their mentors to build community and identify supports and resources, and engage in identity development.
  • Participate in monthly engagements with the LGBTQIA+ Initiatives community centering identity development, social justice based dialogues, resources and supports, as well as topics of interest related to the student experience.
  • Attend the annual overnight off-campus Q Retreat.
  • Be eligible to participate in the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Program in the spring semester and engage in activities to enhance transformative leadership skills.

To apply as a mentee for the QUEST program, please visit back later.

Learn about other ways to get involved.

There is no fee to join the QUEST program. For questions, please email Cristian Noriega at cnoriegasagastume@luc.edu