Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Our Strategic Approach
Connecting, Coaching, Consulting, and Capacity Building
Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Twelve roundtable working sessions across six topics were conducted with our stakeholders to inform our overarching strategy and the work that will follow. Based on the learnings from our working sessions, here are the five key pillars of work that our approach will be grounded in, followed by what we plan to do to actualize each pillar.
Increase the number of underrepresented identities, including race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and ability, on campus to reflect ever-changing demographics and to make space for uniquely diverse experiences.
Bolster culture and climate to retain talented students, faculty and staff through fostering a community of belonging. Knowing that recruiting Loyola members from diverse backgrounds is just one piece, retention is a complementary component of a systemic shift.
Amplify our reputation locally and nationally by establishing Loyola University Chicago as a trusted leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion. This will require building trust with members of different audiences through events, podcasts, symposiums, conferences, and fellowships focused on inclusive excellence.
Build systems of accountability and continuous improvement, and embed them into Loyola’s business frameworks with commitment at all levels of leadership.
Transforming the world requires that we first must transform ourselves. To do so, we will build resilience by nurturing relationships with Loyolans through a human-centered approach. This prepares our community members to empower themselves, to navigate life challenges, and to transform the world.
Learn about the ways we are dedicated to enhancing the equity landscape across the intersection of discipline and practice.
Discover the ways you can honor diversity and social justice through civic engagement, scholarship, community building, research, and/or teaching.
The tools needed to get involved and make a difference are available online.
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