Loyola University Chicago

Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI)

Division of Student Development

Queer Undergraduates of Empowerment, Support & Triumph (QUEST)


QUEST (Queer Undergraduates of Empowerment, Support, and Triumph) is a yearlong mentorship program designed for first-year undergraduate and transfer students that identify within the LGBTQ+ community. 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+ community and are a first-year or transfer Loyola student, we encourage you to take part in this opportunity.


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 past mentees of QUEST and/or staff and faculty with a 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 QUEST 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 QUEST 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 apply below:

There is no fee to join the B4E program. For questions, please email Cristian Noriega at cnoriegasagastume@luc.edu