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Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (OIDEI)


To foster a human-centered culture of belonging, we serve as a vocal advocate, engaged ally, and collaborative change agent. We empower faculty, staff, and leadership to champion inclusive excellence by connecting, consulting, coaching, and capacity building in support of igniting our students’ full human potential.


We are the modern Jesuit, Catholic university — free from unjust barriers where the lived experiences of all Ramblers are valued and their sense of belonging fuels a lifetime of success in service of the greater good.

Strategic Priorities

This plan is intended to be a North Star for the university in how we define diversity, equity, and inclusion work, and we hope you can see your role in it. This work is deeply embedded in Loyola’s institutional priorities, mission, and our shared Jesuit values.

In the spirit of creating a sense of belonging for all, the following institutional priorities were created based on the feedback we heard from our Loyola community.

We will provide ongoing learning and educational opportunities to prepare our staff, faculty and leadership with the knowledge and skills to be able to fully engage and function across differences in an increasingly pluralistic society.

READI Impact Awards

The READI Impact awards were launched in 2023 by The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to recognize a Loyola University Chicago department, academic unit, or team furthering this work. 

This year's deadline is Friday, March 29.

Learn more and enter here

READI Innovation Fund

READI Innovation Fund

These grants aim to support faculty and staff in pursuit of our institutional priorities. The goal is to approach DEI opportunities and challenges with an innovative lens in a way that creates a greater sense of belonging for students, staff and faculty.  

Apply to the READI Innovation Fund

Our Commitment

Learn about the ways we are dedicated to enhancing the equity landscape across the intersection of discipline and practice.

Get Involved

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.



Driving change and inclusion through education and research. Learn how the impact of our classrooms extends beyond a course and transforms the world.



Caring for the communities we inhabit. Find out how you can make a difference in your own backyard.



Dive into a world of diversity and inclusion taking place across our campuses.


Loyola University Chicago Recognized as one of Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity in 2022

Loyola University Chicago has been recognized by Forbes as one of the Best Employers for Diversity 2022 among only 500 other companies nationwide.

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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.


The New Frontier

Recently hired faculty members from diverse backgrounds bring a fresh perspective to Loyola’s classrooms—and the University as a whole.

Our Events
Jul 14
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Sunday Mass

Jul 15
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Weekday Mass

Jul 16
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Weekday Mass

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