Loyola University Chicago

Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI)

Division of Student Development

History, Mission and Values

History

Brothers for Excellence (B4E) Launched in 2014 as a mentorship program that focused on the first year experience, inclusive of transfer students in 2014.

Program Mission

The mission of Brothers for Excellence is to provide support and encouragement that centers Mxn of Color through facilitated mentoring relationships with faculty and staff of color. The objective is to help students achieve success in all areas of their life and satisfaction as members of the Loyola University Chicago community. In connection with our Jesuit tradition, the program seeks to provide care for the entire person “cura personalis” as we guide, support, and challenge our Mxn of Color as they engage with the different academic and social aspects they will encounter at Loyola University Chicago.

Program Goals

  • To provide mentorship and coaching to students that identify as Mxn of Color

  • To foster mentoring relationships between students, faculty, and staff that will offer support, guidance, and resources to MOC Ramblers

  • To provide helpful resources to students as they explore issues related to identity development

  • To help connect students to the larger MOC Iniatives community, both at Loyola University Chicago and the Chicagoland area

  • To expose students to the diverse professional lives and opportunities of MOC members of the Rambler community

  • To increase visibility of MOC professionals at Loyola