Loyola University Chicago

Diversity and Inclusion at Loyola

Focus Groups

The Climate Survey team comprised of faculty and staff members collaborated in an effort to create a focus group instrument that represents Loyola’s culture and circumstances.

Focus group participants (faculty, staff, and students) will assist the Climate Survey team in developing a better understanding about the rate of experiences of bias, exclusion, inequity, and resource deficiencies. In addition, focus group reports will provide the University with an opportunity to learn how to best address the causes of harmful behaviors while incorporating processes, programs, and future evaluation and assessment activities designed to create and foster a welcoming and engaging Loyola campus culture.

Loyola University Chicago partnered with Willis Towers Watson US LLC, a leading risk management firm, to conduct the focus groups and the survey (scheduled for the last week of October).

Faculty, Staff, and Students
Loyola University Chicago faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in a series of focus groups, including the Climate Survey.

  • Each focus group will include 10 - 12 faculty, staff, and students
  • Focus groups will take place at the Lakeside and Health Sciences campuses.

Loyola University Chicago Administrators can participate in an Administrator focus group taking place at the Water Tower Campus.

The Administrator focus group will take place on September 21, 2017 from 3:00PM - 4:30PM in Lewis Towers, suite 853 (Water Tower Campus).

Faculty, staff, and student focus groups are scheduled for the Lake Shore, Water Tower, and Health Sciences campuses. Please consider signing up to participate by sending an email to climatesurvey@luc.edu.

Program CampusDateTimeLocation
Staff LSC August 21 2:00PM - 3:30PM DSC - 214
Staff WTC August 24 9:30AM - 11:00AM CLC - Kasbeer Hall 
Staff HSD August 24 3:30PM - 5:00PM School of Nursing - 1523C
Faculty LSC September 12 9:30AM - 11:00AM DSC - 216
Faculty WTC September 14 9:30AM - 11:00AM Lewis Towers - 853
Faculty HSD September 19 9:30AM - 11:00AM School of Nursing - 2512A


LSC September 12 12:00PM - 1:30PM DSC - 216
Student LSC September 12 3:00PM - 4:30PM DSC - 216
Student LSC September 19 3:00PM - 4:30PM DSC - 124
Student WTC September 14 12:00PM - 1:30PM Lewis Towers - 853
Student HSD September 15 3:00PM - 4:30PM School of Nursing - 2512B