Loyola University Chicago

Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

Division of Student Development

Empowerment Pipeline

Mission, Vision, & Contact Information

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Historically, momentum continues to increase toward building inclusive environments that provide first generation college students, students of color, and LGBTQI students with a sense of belonging, resources, and services on college and university campuses. Through the Empowerment Pipeline program, the Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs upholds Loyola University Chicago’s mission by building the University’s capacity to engage and retain under-represented students in their pursuit of higher education.


Empowerment Pipeline strives to address educational inequalities by empowering underrepresented students to pursue and complete higher education. By creating environments that promote educational access and success we interrupt the school-to-prison pipeline and provide opportunities for local, underrepresented high school students across Chicago to learn about higher education through mentorship, diversity awareness, and self-reflection.


Empowerment Pipeline aims to build confidence in students by:

  • Validating and nurturing their social identities
  • Exploring personal significance of higher education
  • Analyzing challenges on the path of higher education
  • Identifying ways to overcome those challenges

Interested in coming to Loyola University Chicago?

Check out our specialized programming for high school students. We currently offer an Overnight Experience for 30 High school students, which will take place on March 17-18, 2018. We also offer Campus Visits where your students can experience an engaging campus-scavenger-hunt tour, participate in workshops led by Loyola students, and hear from a student panel.‌

For any additional information or specific questions, please contact Naseeb Bhangal at nbhangal@luc.edu or call 773.508.3335.