Equity Training & Development

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO IS COMMITTED to providing an educational and employment environment where the full richness of our diverse community can be explored and celebrated. To this end, the University maintains the highest standards for safety and inclusivity. Such standards represent more than legal or compliance requirements for us – they are part of a larger ethical imperative rooted in our mission as “Chicago’s Jesuit, Catholic University – a diverse community seeking God in all things and working to expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice, and faith.”

As such, we encourage all members of the Loyola community to participate in campus equity, diversity and inclusion training programs and development opportunities. To request information about training topics, please contact us at 773.508.7766 or equity@luc.edu.  

Training: Title IX for Higher Education

Audience: All faculty and staff

To ensure a basic understanding of the legal implications and requirements of Title IX, an invitation to review and complete the “Title IX for Higher Education” training will be provided to all University employees. Under University policy, responsible campus partners are mandated to report suspected, witnessed, or disclosed sexual misconduct of any kind against any student or minor to the OEC within 24 hours. With limited exceptions, almost all faculty and staff are considered responsible campus partners.

The "Title IX for Higher Education" training can be accessed via Loyola's Enterprise Learning Hub.

Training: Harassment Prevention for Illinois Employees

Audience: All faculty and staff
Facilitated by Human Resources

Loyola maintains a zero-tolerance policy regarding all forms of harassment. Sexual Harassment is a violation of University policy and it is prohibited by law. In the spirit of upholding the University’s values, we encourage you to complete the mandatory annual harassment prevention training.

The "Harassment Prevention for Illinois Employees" training can be accessed via Loyola's Enterprise Learning Hub.

Equity Training Programs Across Campus

Ongoing training opportunities exist at Loyola University Chicago to learn about and develop enhanced skills to support our diverse community.  

I'm Here for You Training (faculty and staff)

I'm Here For You is a 90-minute workshop aimed at providing participants with:

  1. The skills necessary to have helpful conversations with students who have experienced dating violence, sexual misconduct, and stalking.
  2. The knowledge of an employee's duty to notify the University of Title IX incidents under Federal Law (Title IX & the Clery Act)
  3. Awareness of on- and off-campus resources and reporting options.

If you are interested in scheduling a training for your department, please contact the Senior Health Educator and Advocacy Coordinator, rberman1@luc.edu

A schedule of upcoming trainings open to all faculty and staff is available on the Wellness Center I'm Here for You information page.  

Share the DREAM Undocumented Ally Training (all)

The Share the DREAM Undocumented Student Ally Trainings provide the Loyola community with skills to understand the value and importance of exploring the experiences and perspectives of undocumented students; they aim to generate knowledge for self-learning; and they increase on-campus support for and the inclusion of undocumented students. 

Please see the Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs Share the DREAM information page to learn more and register for a training.  

Safe Space Training (all)

Safe Space Workshops are introductory sessions that work to assist individuals who wish to support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA) community of Loyola University Chicago. Some training sessions are for students only, some faculty and staff only, and some for students, faculty and staff combined. 

Please see the Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs Safe Space page for more information and to register for a training.  

Survivor Ally Training (all)

Survivor Ally Training is a 90 minute workshop for friends, loved ones, acquaintances, peers, and partners who want to support those in their life who have been affected by sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, or stalking. 

Please see the Community Coalition on Gender-Based Violence page for more information and how to register.