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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. 

Learn more about our Roundtable findings

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.