Open to any affiliated program or group to support undergraduate, graduate, professional, and/ or adult students at Loyola University Chicago (i.e., student clubs and organizations, residential communities, student employees, classes, etc.), engagement opportunities provided by the Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs (SDMA) are ways for groups to learn more about our office offerings. We strive to foster the success and community building of historically underrepresented student populations through mentorship, multicultural education, academic support, and celebration of our unique shared experiences. These engagement opportunities serve as an introduction and/or department-participation of these opportunities for the institution.
SDMA offers a selection of 3 engagement opportunities throughout the academic year that an SDMA staff member facilitates. Each option varies in duration and content covered.
Information Sessions: SDMA 101 is an overview of programs, initiatives, and services offered by SDMA. Groups may request a complete overview or select specific programs, initiatives, and services of their choosing. More information on our programs, initiatives and services can be found here.
Mini-Workshops: Mini-workshops cover SDMA’s programs, initiatives, and services (see SDMA 101) while exploring intersectional identities through a lens of power, privilege, and oppression.
Informal Sessions: The SDMA team is prepared to engage in various ways. Informal engagements will be offered in 30-minute intervals but not exceed 120 minutes. If requesting this type of engagement, please be sure to include the request of pamphlets and materials if needed (subject to availability). Informal engagements may include but are not limited to tabling, orientation, admissions fairs.
All engagement opportunities requests will be reviewed on a first-come-first-serve basis. Information Sessions requires 1-2 business days advance notice, Mini-Workshops requires 3-5 business days advance notice, and an informal session (e.g., tabling, orientation seminars) requires 2 business days advance notice. All submitted requests will be reviewed within 2-3 business days and assigned to a staff member who will follow up with the primary contact to review the request and coordinate workshop logistics. The requesting group is responsible for providing space and accommodations unless otherwise specified. Please note that requests are not guaranteed commitments until they are confirmed by staff.
All engagement opportunities have the option to be requested as an in-person, virtual, or hybrid (combination of in-person and virtual) as its delivery method. Workshops after 6 pm CST, Monday through Fridays, and/or on weekends are only available virtually via Zoom.
All information is subject to change. For questions and/ or concerns, please email Ricardo “Richie” Silva at email@example.com.