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"At Loyola University Chicago, we have the desire and commitment to achieve what we all collectively strive for —to be part of and thrive in a truly supportive, respectful, and inclusive community."
- Winifred Williams, PhD, Chief Diversity Officer

Our Shared Commitment

The end goal of diversity on our campuses is not simply a representation of the beauty of “otherness,” of diversity. Rather, we recognize a common unity that anchors and enlivens our commitment to inclusion and creates brave spaces for dialogue to happen, through initiatives that educate the masses. We will hold ourselves accountable to this intentional vision through fostering an integrated society. We will do so with the wisdom that each member of our student, faculty, and staff community brings their own unique perspectives, strengths, and critical inquiries to serve our mission. We will continuously evaluate our commitment to diversity through conscious engagement with its manifestation across the local and global world we live in today.

As of April 16, 2018

2018 Minorities
faculty, staff, and students combined: Fall 2018
minority
  • Faculty19.6%
  • Staff32.6%
  • Students40.2%
  • Faculty/Staff26%

Loyola minorities, 2017: 40.5%

Peer comparison, 2017: 36.1%

Please note: 2019 statistics are under review

Diversity-Related Initiatives Across Loyola

While there are many resources available to students, faculty, and staff, the following key initiatives highlight recent anti-racism and diversity-related efforts.

Anti-Racism Initiative

Learn how students, faculty, and staff are collaborating in response to issues raised by our community to address structural racism and work toward authentic change. Learn more

Academic Diversity

Learn how the Provost’s Office of Academic Diversity works to provide education, build community, and support faculty. Learn more

Student Diversity & Multi-Cultural Affairs

Learn about campus programming and mentorship opportunities to promote multi-cultural education and foster a supportive, inclusive environment for all in our community. Learn more

Our Community


Changing the landscape

Changing the landscape

When Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot committed to naming a chief equity officer, she tapped Loyola alum Candace Moore to address the city’s deep-rooted challenges.

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The power of education

The power of education

Undocumented children who come to the United States face a number of stressful challenges. Just ask Loyola professor Aurora Chang.

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Bridging the health care divide

Bridging the health care divide

Spanish-speaking communities across the United States have a growing demand for doctors who speak their patients' language. Loyola is helping to fill that gap by setting more Hispanic students on a path to medical school.

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