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Events and Experiences

Events and Experiences

Participate in transformative events and immersive experiences curated by the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Loyola University Chicago. Discover the power of Jesuit practices intertwined with our DEI mission and vision, including: 

  • Accompaniment -be a companion, humanize others, and walk alongside them in their journey.
  • Agere Contara - move away from what is familiar and common to do the right and just thing, even if it is hard.
  • Cura Personalis - care for the whole person, individualized attention to ones needs. 

These interactions not only cultivate a sense of community, but also empower you to transition from reflection to action in creating a human-centered culture of belonging at our university.

Signature Events

Our signature events are open to all faculty and staff at Loyola University.
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DEI Kickoff

Kick off the academic year feeling motivated to collectively focus on our role in creating a sense of belonging for all on our campuses, particularly those who hold marginalized identities. Engage in insightful discussions, connect with colleagues, and discover the shared commitment that fuels our mission for inclusive excellence.

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DEI Winter Summit

Elevate your equity mindedness at the beginning of the Spring semester during our Winter Summit. Join us for a day of thought-provoking discussions and collaborative learning, as we collectively advance our skills and knowledge in fostering an inclusive academic environment.

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Year-End Celebration

Once commencement ends and we have saluted our students’ achievements, it’s time to celebrate all that we have accomplished this academic year to make Loyola University Chicago a place where all Ramblers feel a sense of belonging. We will announce READI Impact Award Winners as we recognize the collective efforts that have enriched our community throughout the year.

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Upcoming OIDEI Events

"The READIs" Year-End Celebration – Thursday, May 16, 2024  

Once commencement ends and we have saluted our students’ achievements, it’s time to celebrate all that we, as faculty and staff, have accomplished this academic year to make Loyola University Chicago a place where all Ramblers feel a sense of belonging.

Inspired by the celebratory energy and intentional gratitude that takes place during the Emmys, Tonys, Grammys, and Oscars, we're walking the maroon carpet to introduce Loyola’s version - The READIs! We look forward to honoring and celebrating the outstanding contributions of Ramblers who embody our commitment to Racial Justice, Equity, Accessibility, Diversity, and Inclusive Excellence — values we center in our dedication to fostering an inclusive and equitable campus community.

This year’s celebration will continue recognizing ‘the power of you,’ as a catalyst for change as we hand out the 2024 READIs to our READI Impact Award winners and READI Innovation Fund grantees while also shouting out campus partners who continue bringing this important work to life! Join us to celebrate with friends and colleagues who are building a foundation for the future of this vital work to create a human-centered culture of belonging at Loyola.

 

Date: Thursday, May 16th

Time: 10: a.m. - 1:00 p.m. CDT
Location: Sister Jean MPR South, Lake Shore Campus 

Learn more and RSVP using the registration link to attend this unforgettable celebration and see who takes home a READI!

 

Visit OIDEI Diversity Calendar to view other upcoming DEI events. 

FAQS

How can I stay informed about upcoming OIDEI events?

To stay updated on our upcoming events, check your inbox for our monthly READI Newsletter or become a DEI Advocate by filling out this interest form. 

How can I collaborate with OIDEI for an event or initiative?

We encourage collaboration! If you have an idea for an event or initiative, please contact our office at institutionaldiversity@luc.edu. We’re open to partnerships that align with our mission. 

How can I suggest a topic or speaker for future OIDEI events?

We welcome your suggestions! Please contact our office at institutionaldiversity@luc.edu for speaker or event recommendations. 

How can I submit my event to the institutional diversity calendar?

We look forward to uplifting the many engagement opportunities that take place across our campuses! Use the calendar submission form to submit your event.

Please review the university calendar guidelines and be sure to select "Diversity and Inclusion" in the "Calendar Association" section in order to successfully submit your event to our OIDEI diversity calendar.

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STAY CONNECTED

Follow us on Instagram and X (formerly known as Twitter).
Become a faculty or staff DEI Advocate by filling out this short interest form.

MEET OUR TEAM