Loyola University Chicago

Diversity and Inclusion at Loyola


    •  Academic Center for Excellence and Accessibility provides individualized advising coupled with evidence based academic support to medical students with disabilities.
    • Achieving College Excellence (ACE) is designed to serve first generation and high financial need students succeed in their college journey at Loyola University Chicago, and beyond.
    • ASPIRE provides small group learning in a diverse and inclusive cohort to help participants become aware of combined resources designed to help participants become successful and engaged learners.
    • Brothers for Excellence (BFE) provides support and encouragement to men of color through facilitated mentoring relationships with male faculty and staff of color.
    • Diversity Climate Survey is designed to learn more about diversity, inclusion, and equity experiences taking place at Loyola. Survey results will help the university understand what is working and what improvements can be made in order to continue creating, fostering, and supporting a culture of diversity, inclusion, and equity university-wide.
    • Diversity Clerkship is a four week program designed to introduce fourth year medical students to clinical care in trauma and burn as well as research in these areas.
    • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - The annual MLK celebration is scheduled to take place during the week of January 22, 2018.
    • Empowerment Pipeline is a program that provides high school students with an opportunity to experience Loyola in order to learn more about what life in higher education is like for a college student.
    • FORWARD is a program designed to help women faculty (both basic sciences and clinical) maximize their research, clinical skills, instructional and professional capabilities while providing resources for work/life balance.
    • HPREP is a program dedicated to alleviating health care disparities by encouraging high school students from underrepresented groups and/or from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue careers as health professionals.
    • Listening Sessions is an initiative designed to take a deep dive into understanding the diversity, inclusion, and equity related experienced by faculty, staff, and students at Loyola.
    • Loyola University Chicago Empowering Sisterhood (LUCES) is an inter-generational community that serves undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, and alumni of Loyola University Chicago to support one another’s experience as a Woman of Color (WOC) at a predominately White institution.
    • PULSE is Designed to provide high school students with educational enrichment in science and medicine, mentoring/career advice and college preparation assistance, PULSE is an excellent academic, professional,  and social development opportunity for Proviso high school students interested in a career in medicine.
    • Students Together Are Reaching Success (STARS) is a peer mentorship and college success program that connects first-year students (first generation and students of color) with successful upperclassmen for one-on-one and group mentoring. Students also have the opportunity to attend social & cultural events, participate in workshops on academic success, and be part of experiences to enhance their leadership skills.
    • Students of Color Support Group  provides a safe and supportive environment to help students of color navigate the academic and social pressures of being a student at Loyola. topics may include academic and social pressures, personal growth and change, relationship struggles, discrimination, sadness, anxiety or other topics relevant to the group.
    • Services for Students With Disabilities (SSWD) serves students with disabilities by creating and fostering an accessible learning environment. We aim to empower students with diverse needs by enhancing their self-awareness, self-determination and self-advocacy.
    • Signature Series is an initiative designed to showcase a specific theme (i.e. Social Justice) followed-up by highlighting a series of associated programs and events taking place across Loyola.
    • Signature Training Series provides information about specialized diversity and inclusion-focused training courses taking place across Loyola.
    • SOAR - To assist students with transitioning to a higher education program, 30 freshmen and first-time transfer students who identify as students of color and/or first generation are invited to attend a four day, three night experience at Loyola University Chicago.
    • STARS is a mentoring program for first-year students who identify as a first generation college student and/or a student of color.
    • Q-Initiatives (Queer Initiatives) are spaces to discuss, sing, laugh, grief, celebrate, and speak out. Whether you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer in any way, we invite you to share, listen, and build community with your peers and fellow community members.